Board of County Commissioners Urban Growth Remand Public Hearing
August 27, 2012 5:30pm
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington
*Public welcome to attend to testify and submit written comments*
The public comment period for the final documents closes at the end of the August 27, 2012 public hearing. The public hearing will begin at 5:30PM. All comments can be submitted to the following contact person or at the August 27th public hearing:
Special Projects Planner/Policy Analyst
Kitsap County Board of Commissioners
614 Division St. MS-4
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 337-4841
Fax: (360) 337-4632
PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County is on track to complete its update of urban growth area boundaries by Aug. 31, the deadline set by the state’s Growth Management Hearings Board.
The revision was triggered by a multiparty lawsuit filed against the county over urban densities that the hearings board concurred were too low. A final public hearing on new zoning maps for eight areas of the county — and related documents — is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the county administration building.
Under the county’s 2006 comprehensive plan, the document challenged in the lawsuit, the minimum density for urban areas was four units per acre. The revision sets the new minimum at five per acre to address guidelines of the state’s Growth Management Act aimed at curtailing urban sprawl.
Read the full Kitsap Sun Article here