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Land Division Ordinance Update – Fall 2017

The Planning and Economic Development Department (PED) has drafted an update to the Land Division Ordinance (PMC Title 17). The 2017 Land Division Ordinance Update is initiated to primarily reformat the ordinance to be consistent with the recent updates of other City land development ordinances (i.e. zoning ordinance, critical areas ordinance and permit procedural ordinance).   The City PED staff believe that the reorganization of the ordinance will result in ease of administration for both the private sector users and City staff.  Additionally, the updated ordinance includes new or revised sections based on input received internally and externally.

The 2017 Land Subdivision Ordinance, overview memo and public participation plan are available below.  All pertinent documents will be posted to this page as the public review process progresses.

The City encourages all interested parties to review the 2017 Land Subdivision Ordinance Update, and attend any or all of the scheduled workshops.  Comments may also be made in writing to plan&econ@cityofpoulsbo.com or to Poulsbo Planning and Economic Development Department 200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo WA 98370. To ensure consideration, all written comments must be received by the City prior to the close of the City Council public hearing (tentatively scheduled for December 6, 2017).

Please feel free to contact the PED Department with any questions regarding the Land Subdivision Ordinance Update.

October 2017 – Planning Commission Review

The Planning Commission, in its role as citizen advisory committee for land use documents, completed its review of the 2017 Draft Land Division Ordinance with two workshops (10/10/17 and 10/17/17), and have identified a number of modifications to the draft.  The November 2017 Planning Commission Modified Draft Land Division Ordinance reflects the PC modifications as bold underline for additions and strikeout for deletions, and is available for review at the following link: November 2017 Planning Commission Modified Land Division Ordinance.

The Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearingfor Tuesday, November 7, 2017 beginning at 7 p.m. at Poulsbo City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 NE Moe Street.

November 2017- City Council Review
The Planning Commission at the conclusion of its November 7, 2017 public hearing, has recommended approval to the City Council the Draft 2017 Planning Commission Modified Land Division Ordinance.  The City Council will begin its review of the Draft Land Division Ordinance with a workshop at their November 15, 2017 Council meeting, and a public hearing on the draft ordinance is scheduled for December 6, 2017.  Both meetings are held at Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers.
Review Timeline

October 2, 2017 – Public Release of Land Division Ordinance Update:  1) post on City’s website; 2) distributed to local, regional and state agencies; 3) distributed to Planning Commission and City Council; 4) email announcing availability of material sent to email list.

October 6, 2017 – Notice of Application with Optional DNS published in NK Herald; distributed to resource agencies, Tribe, other interested parties

October 10, 2017 – Planning Commission (PC) workshop – 6 p.m. | Council Chambers

October 17, 2017 – PC Workshop – 6 p.m. | Council Chambers

October 20, 2017 – NOA/ODNS comment period over

October 20, 2017 – PC Public Hearing Notice published in NK Herald; posted and distributed

October 24, 2017 – PC Workshop – 6 p.m. | Council Chambers (Cancelled)

October 25, 2017 – Economic Development Committee – 3:30 p.m. | 3rd floor conference room

November 7, 2017 – PC Public Hearing 7 p.m. | Council Chambers

November 10, 2017 – Transmittal PC Recommended Land Division Update to City Council

November 15, 2017 – City Council Workshop

November 17, 2017 – City Council (CC) Public Hearing Notice published in NK Herald, posted and distributed

November 29, 2017 – Economic Development Committee – 3:30 p.m. | 3rd floor conference room

December 6, 2017 – City Council Public Hearing

For further information, please contact the Poulsbo Planning Department at (360) 394-9748 or plan&econ@cityofpoulsbo.com.