Citizens in the Silverdale area have the opportunity to review their sub-area plan with the Central Kitsap Community Council at a public meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Sub-area plans are part of Kitsap County’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that guides development, regulations and use of resources to form a road map to a community’s common vision for the future structured around the Washington State Growth Management Act. At the public meeting, the Central Kitsap council will provide valuable insight and present the current sub-area plan review, recommendations for revisions and accomplishments since the last updates in 2008.
Community input is vital to ensure the issues, day-to-day concerns and wished-for improvements are reflected in the update. Staff from the Kitsap County Department of Community Development, which is leading the Comprehensive Plan update, will be on hand to answer questions and record public comment.
Kitsap County’s Comprehensive Plan update, Kitsap 2035: Growing for a Better Tomorrow, is currently underway throughout the County. The Comprehensive Plan directs policy and regulation in the areas of land use, zoning, environment, health, parks, human services, roads, utilities and economic development. State law requires it to be updated every eight years to reflect current analysis, planning, revisions to the Growth Management Act and community needs. The two-year process will conclude in 2016.