Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort (MPR)

This page contains information related to the Master Planned Resort (MPR) in the Pleasant Harbor/Black Point area of Brinnon in south Jefferson County.

Notice of Public Hearing

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the purposes of taking testimony on the proposed Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort (MPR) development agreement and proposed zoning regulations on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Jefferson County Superior Courtroom, 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend. The public can view the complete text of the proposed Ordinance for the Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort Development Agreement, and of the proposed Ordinance amending Title 17 and Title 18 to adopt zoning and other development regulations along with background information on the Pleasant Harbor MPR by clicking HERE. Written public comments will be accepted any time up through the close of the public hearing, scheduled for April 9, 2018.

IMPORTANT: In order to be entered into the official record please direct all comments to the BoCC at P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or by email at

CDs of all review documents will be created as requested for a charge of $1.10. Requests should be directed to To view the actual notice, click HERE.

Pleasant Harbor MPR Draft Development Agreement

The proposed Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort (MPR) development agreement is now available in draft for public review. The draft development agreement is for an agreement between the Pleasant Harbor MPR developer and Jefferson County on how the resort development and operation will proceed over the term of the agreement—25 years or 5 years after buildout, whichever is longer.  In 2008, when the County originally designated a master planned resort at this location in Brinnon, it passed Ordinance 01-0128-08, which has thirty specific conditions that development of the Pleasant Harbor MPR must meet. Much of the development agreement addresses how the resort will meet those 30 requirements. The development agreement includes 31 attachments, which detail how the developer will properly manage natural, wildlife and cultural resources, provide local economic opportunities, and support or provide services. Consultations with area tribes and with other local and state agencies helped refine many of the development agreement’s attached management plans. The consultation process with affected tribes continues.

The development agreement (made up of the agreement and thirty-one attachments), the staff report and proposed ordinance are available for public review HERE

Pleasant Harbor MPR Draft Development Regulations

The Jefferson County Planning Commission recommended Pleasant Harbor MPR zoning regulations for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners in early 2016. The Planning Commission’s recommended zoning regulations and its findings of fact, recommendations and conclusions, as well as a Planning Commission letter, are available for public review HERE.

The Department of Community Development (DCD) is suggesting revisions to the Planning Commission’s zoning regulations for clarity and consistency with state and local regulations. Those suggested revisions plus responses to the Planning commission letter are analyzed in a staff report. DCD’s recommended revised version of the zoning regulations, the staff report and proposed ordinance, are available for public review HERE.

Tribal Consultations

The County has consulted with area tribes on tribal treaty rights and other topics of interest throughout the Pleasant Harbor MPR project history.  To see a matrix of tribal consultations and all corresponding documents, click HERE.

Background Information

For some of the history of this project, please visit our Background Materials page.

More Information

Click here to be notified of updates as they become available.

January 2018 Pleasant Harbor Informational Briefing

Click HERE to see the slideshow from the Pleasant Harbor Informational Briefing as presented in January 2018.

Comments Submitted

Comments submitted to the Board of County Commissioners regarding this project are scanned and attached frequently to the end of the February 5, 2018 Agenda Request, publishing the hearing notice, and can be found HERE.