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Kitsap County Invites Community Feedback on Comprehensive Plan4/1/2024


April 1, 2024


Kitsap County Invites Community Feedback on Comprehensive Plan Update

County Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing April 8

Port Orchard, Wash. - Kitsap County is making an essential update to its Comprehensive Plan - a blueprint that will guide local policies, planning, and capital facility investments. The Comprehensive Plan, mandated by Washington State's Growth Management Act, plays a pivotal role in shaping the county's growth and development strategies.

The 2024 plan update will determine how the county manages growth and what it's future direction will be in areas like policies, zoning, and departmental regulations as well as planning-level environmental impacts and capital facilities reviews.

"We're committed to ensuring that our Comprehensive Plan reflects the needs and aspirations of our residents," said deputy county administrator Eric Baker. "Your input is valuable as we work to address current challenges and plan for sustainable growth."

To encourage public engagement, Kitsap County is inviting residents to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update process, by submitting comments in writing, online, via email or at in-person events.

The Public Comment Period on the Draft Comprehensive Plan Elements, Draft Development Regulations, and Capital Facilities Plan will remain open through April 8. Community members are encouraged to review the documents on our website.

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a hearing on the Comprehensive Plan update at their meeting on April 8. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Kitsap County Administration Building, located at 619 Division Street in Port Orchard. Public comment is encouraged, with both in-person and online/hybrid options available.

"We value transparency and collaboration in our planning processes," said Katie Walters, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. "We urge all residents to get involved and help shape the future of Kitsap County."

To learn more about the Comprehensive Plan Update and how to participate, visit the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan website or contact the Comprehensive Plan team at


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