County invites public to open houses to view and comment on draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, draft Capital Facilities Plan and Alternative Land Use maps

(Port Orchard, WA) – Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development (DCD) is hosting three open houses to invite the public to learn about the Comprehensive Plan Update. The County’s Comprehensive Plan serves as a complete policy document that guides County decisions and services on a wide range of topics including housing, transportation, land use, parks, natural environment and more. Every eight years, Washington State’s Growth Management Act requires that cities and counties update their Comprehensive Plans. Kitsap County update focuses on the expected population and employment growth through 2036.

“The Comprehensive Plan Update is the result of a very collaborative process made up of many different stakeholders,” said Robert Gelder, Chair, Kitsap Board of County Commissioners. “We have said throughout this past year or so that great communities don’t just happen: they take vision, planning and teamwork.”

The draft documents and materials will be posted for public review and comment on Friday, November 6, 2015 at a dedicated website Written comments will be accepted until 4:30pm, Monday, December 7, 2015. Comments may be submitted on line; by email to; handed in to the DCD front counter at 619 Division Street, Port Orchard or post-marked by December 7, 2015, and addressed to: Comprehensive Plan Update, Planning and Environmental Programs Division, DCD, MS-36, 614 Division Street, Port Orchard, 98366.


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