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Site Specific Re-Designation/Rezone Request

One site-specific application was submitted as part of the 2017 Annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process.  CPA 2017-01 (Nordale) is a request to re-designate and rezone a 2.16-acre property located at 20295 Little Valley Road from Residential Low to Commercial.  Amendments will be to Figure LU-1 “2036 Land Use Comprehensive Plan Map” and the City’s Zoning Map.







February 8, 2017 City Council Establish Comp Plan Docket

February 14, 2017 Send Dept. of Commerce 60-day notice

February 17, 2017 webpage live; publish Notice of Application

March 7, 2017 Planning Commission Staff Report Due

March 14, 2017 Planning Commission Public Hearing

March 29, 2017 City Council Staff Report Due

April 12, 2017 City Council Public Hearing


Contact the Planning and Economic Development Department

Phone: (360) 394-9748

Fax: (360) 697-8269

Email:  plan&

Mail:  200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo WA 98370

Physical Address:  200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo – 2nd Floor

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Project Poulsbo 2036

2016 Comprehensive Plan + Development Regulations Periodic Update

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Poulsbo Comprehensive Plan

Poulsbo’s Comprehensive Plan is a policy and legal document that reflects the community’s desires, goals and needs for the future, within the context of the requirements of the Growth Management Act.  On December 21, 2016, the Poulsbo City Council adopted the 2016 Comprehensive Plan by approving an adopting ordinance and exhibits (see 2016-23).  The plan has been updated as of 2016 as part of a 8 year periodic update process.  An amendment reference guide is available as a PDF below, which tracks amendments made to the Poulsbo Comprehensive Plan over time.

The Comprehensive Plan can be downloaded and reviewed by selecting from the links below.  This document is rather large so it has been broken down into smaller documents for ease of downloading.  You will need to download all of the following links to get the document in its entirety.  To view these documents, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 9.0 or greater.  A hard copy of the adopted plan is available at the Poulsbo Planning Department. 

If you have any questions concerning the City of Poulsbo Comprehensive Plan, please contact the Poulsbo Planning and Economic Development Department at (360) 394-9748 or plan&

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pdf Title Pages
pdf Chapter 1 - Introduction
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pdf Chapter 2 - Land Use
pdf Chapter 3 - Community Character
pdf Chapter 4 - Transportation
pdf Chapter 5 - Natural Environment
pdf Chapter 6 - Capital Facilities
pdf Chapter 7 - Housing
pdf Chapter 8 - Parks, Recreation and Open Space
pdf Chapter 9 - Economic Development
pdf Chapter 10 - Utilities
pdf Chapter 11 - Participation, Implementation and Evaluation

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Section 4:

pdf Appendix A - Technical and Background Data
pdf Appendix B - City of Poulsbo Functional Plans
  Appendix B-1 2015 Water System Plan
  Appendix B-1 MOU between the City of Poulsbo and Kitsap PUD#1
  Appendix B-2 2016 Sanitary Sewer System Plan
  Appendix B-3 2016 Storm Water Management Plan
  Appendix B-4 2016 Transportation Plan Update
  Appendix B-5 2016 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan
  Appendix B-6 2012 Urban Paths of Poulsbo Plan
pdf Appendix C - Land Development Review and Evaluation
  Appendix C-1 Residential Density Calculations from 2009 - 2016
  Appendix C-2 Poulsbo 2008 Land Capacity Analysis Tables
  Appendix C-3 KRCC Countywide Planning Policies and Reasonable Measures

Environmental Determination:

pdf SEPA Determination of Nonsignificance

Comprehensive Plan Amendment Reference Guide:


Will be updated after 2017 Amendment process.


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