Kitsap County Public Works seeks land for new Road Maintenance Facility

(Port Orchard, WA) – Kitsap County Public Works is seeking land to build a new Road Maintenance facility in the north end of the County. Operations and staff have outgrown the current North end road facility and access to and from the facility is an issue. A future facility will include an employee/crew building, a shop for vehicle maintenance, a covered canopy area for vehicles and […] Read more »

SR 305 Corridor Improvement Open Houses

Improvements are coming to SR 305! Kitsap Transit invites you to attend open houses this October to learn about proposed strategies! The Suquamish Tribe, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), City of Bainbridge Island, City of Poulsbo, Kitsap County, and Kitsap Transit have partnered to identify the key transportation issues within the SR 305 corridor. Kitsap Transit is hosting open houses in October to learn […] Read more »

Average Kitsap apartment rent tops $1,200

Tad Sooter –  Minding Your Business  – Kitsap Sun Average rent for an apartment in Kitsap County topped $1,200 in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report from Tom Cain of Apartment Insights Washington. The average rent per unit increased 8.5 percent or $97 from the same period of 2016. Silverdale had the highest average rent in the Kitsap/Pierce/Thurston county region at $1,383. Read more>>   […] Read more »

Water sports bring economic boost to Kitsap County

Kitsap Daily News  $700 million in sales and expenditures related to outdoor recreation activities and visitors When most people hear the term “water trails” they think about folks in man-powered boats. They think kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. But the Kitsap Water Trails, and its designation as part of the National Water Trails system, means much more. According to local officials and business owners, having […] 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 »

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 »

Kitsap retail sales up 10 percent in fourth quarter

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog,  The KPBJ Kitsap retailers had cause to celebrate during the 2015 holiday season. The $1.03 billion in taxable retail sales reported by county businesses during the last three months of the year marked a 10.4 percent increase from the same period of 2014. Kitsap posted the largest percent increase in fourth quarter sales of any county in the Puget Sound region, according stats from the state Department […] Read more »

Biz Opps in Kitsap

Gleaning from the lists received in our office, here are a few opportunities to check out: Roofing Repair and Alteration Construction IDIQ Regional Ship Maintenance, Naval Base Kitsap Bangor — this is a setaside for SDVOSB PRESOLICITATION: Drydock 6 Modernization and Utility Site Improvements – NBK Kitsap Bremerton Current Kitsap County opportunities include Silverdale Community Center Demolition Stormwater Grant Consultant Silverdale Community Center Hazardous Material […] Read more »