Kitsap Fast Ferries: Frequently Asked Questions Webinars

Join Kitsap County for a webinar beginning on May 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT. Register now! Click HERE. ​Kitsap Fast Ferries Bremerton-Seattle service launches on July 10! Attend Kitsap Transit’s first-ever webinar series on May 24 and 25 to learn more about the service and ask questions. The May 24 webinar will cover schedule and fares, while the May 25 webinar will cover reservations. Both […] Read more »

WSDOT, Kitsap Transit seek input on local traffic congestion and service

    Kitsap County residents are asked to provide input on local state highway congestion and existing and future bus service. Both WSDOT and Kitsap Transit are conducting surveys and the public is encouraged to participate. Kitsap Transit will hold workshops later this month throughout the county to gather input and get help in creating a vision for local transportation in years to come. Washington State Department […] Read more »

Join the discussion May 3 on reshaping Central Kitsap’s future

​(Silverdale, WA) – Join the Central Kitsap Community Council and Kitsap County Commissioner Ed Wolfe for another interactive community conversation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 3  at the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel. The Council will lead a discussion on using infrastructure investments to re-shape Central Kitsap’s future. Presentations include: The Road More Often Traveled – If you think Silverdale traffic is getting worse by […] Read more »

WSDOT to fix bottleneck on southbound SR-3

Kitsap Daily News, Michelle Beahm BREMERTON — The bottleneck on State Route 3, between Bremerton and Gorst, is about to get fixed, according to Washington State Department of Transportation. “What we’re going to do is, we’ll use the existing highway’s footprint, and we’re going to extend the second lane of SR-3 … for about a mile,” said WSDOT spokesperson Doug Adamson. “This will provide congestion relief […] Read more »

Biz Opps: Government Contracting Opportunities

Click the links below for details on the following contracting opportunities: VA seeking 14,000 SF for outpatient clinic – Kitsap County  USCG ANT PUGET SOUND (55107) FY2017 DRYDOCK REPAIRS HSCG40-17-Q-P30502 Decals for Pierce Transit fleet vehicles Air Mobility Command Industry Day – August 9, 2017 – JBLM Information Technology Consultant Services – Bremerton Housing Authority Assisted Living Services for Bay Vista Commons – Bremerton Housing […] Read more »

County creating plan to help Silverdale redevelopment

Tad Soorer, Kitsap Sun SILVERDALE — If county planners could redraw Silverdale they might sketch a town with more apartment buildings and fewer strip malls, more walking paths and fewer parking lots. But Silverdale isn’t a blank canvas. While the county’s new comprehensive plan laid out a vision for a denser, more walkable regional center, Kitsap Special Projects Manager Eric Baker said achieving those goals will require […] Read more »

New stormwater regulations take effect December 31, 2016

(Port Orchard, WA) -Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development is revising development-related codes, and introducing a new stormwater management design manual effective December 31, 2016. The development regulation changes are prompted by the Washington State Department of Ecology requirement to integrate Low Impact Development (LID) principles and best management practices with local development requirements. The intent of the revisions is to make LID the preferred […] Read more »

Kitsap economy highlighted in Puget Sound Business Journal

The Puget Sound Journal of Business recently published a special report profiling Kitsap County’s economic advantages and opportunities. Featured stories discussed opportunities for the technology industry, talent and workforce, workforce education, housing and business costs, and Kitsap’s role and opportunities as part of the Puget Sound regional economy. The special section also includes stories on the Fast Ferry Proposition and interviews with Kitsap Bank CEO, […] Read more »

Plan in hand, how will we grow?

John Powers for the KPBJ The Washington State Growth Management Act was enacted in 1990. Its primary purpose is to ensure that local governments, both county and municipal, effectively manage anticipated growth within their respective jurisdictions in terms of land use policies and regulations, as well as planning for critical transportation and public works infrastructure to support projected growth. To comply with the GMA, local […] Read more »

Bainbridge will hire consultant to study a public electric utility

Christian Vosler,  The Kitsap Sun BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — The City Council voted Tuesday to commission a study that will examine the feasibility of a public electric utility on the island. The council, in a 5-2 vote, awarded the study contract to Kennewick-based consulting firm D. Hittle. The study aims to evaluate the pros and cons of creating and operating a municipal electric utility, which would […] Read more »