Division I. General Provisions

Chapter 18.10


18.10.010    Overall purpose.

18.10.020    Community guiding principles.

18.10.010 Overall purpose.

The purpose of this zoning code is to implement the city’s comprehensive plan, and by reference, the requirements of the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA). (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)

18.10.020 Community guiding principles.

The zoning code contains regulations to manage the community’s growth in a manner that ensures efficient use of land, preserves regulated critical areas, and encourages good urban design. Specifically, the code supports the vision of the city and is designed to implement the comprehensive plan, including:

A.    Respecting Poulsbo’s identity, including the historic downtown and existing neighborhoods and districts, as new areas are developed.

B.    Maintaining, and where feasible improving, the health and beauty of the surrounding natural environment and existing neighborhoods.

C.    Developing an economically sustainable balance of services, amenities and infrastructure for a diverse population.

D.    Promoting community interaction by supporting gathering places, open spaces, and parks and recreational opportunities.

E.    Supporting community members of all ages by providing opportunities for active lifestyle choices.

F.    Connecting the city, neighborhoods, and neighbors through a variety of mobility options.

G.    Establishing a process that engages citizens and community partners by adopting and implementing policies that reflect the desires and concerns of community members. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013: Ord. 2003-10 § 1 (Exh. A, I(B)), 2003. Formerly 18.04.020)