Community Development

Planning Commission

 
DCDiQuicklLinks
Issue Links     BY TOPIC
Comprehensive Plan
Unified Development Code (UDC)
Permit Information & Application Forms
Permit Database Search & Map Tools
ADDRESS
  621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

PHONE
  Phone: 360.379.4450
Fax: 360.379.4451

HOURS
 

Monday - Thursday
9:00 to 4:30                     

closed 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch

Fridays, Weekends & Holidays:  Closed

 

 

OVERVIEW:  The Planning Commission is composed of nine citizen volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to support the Department of Community Development and to make advisory recommendations on land use planning matters  to the Board of County Commissioners as authorized in the Planning Enabling Act (RCW 36.70.040). The group does not review project-specific permits.  Appointees represent their constituents and the general public from their district.

Schedule of Meetings

Planning Commission meetings have returned to a twice-a-month schedule with regular meetings being held at the Tri-Area Community Center on the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise posted):

 

January 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Public Hearing in Brinnon) - to view Staff Report and FSEIS go to:

http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/commdevelopment/Brinnon_MPR.htm

January 20,2016 at 6:30 pm

February 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm

February 17, 2016 at 6:30 Pm

March 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm

March 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm

April 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

April 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm

May 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm

May 18,2016 at 6:30 pm

June 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm

June 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

June 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Special Meeting

July 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Port Ludlow Beach Club

 July 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Clearwater School

August 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Quilcene School

August 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm -Jefferson County Library

September 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Gardiner Community Center

September 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Brinnon Community Center

October 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm - MEETING CANCELLED

October 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm

November 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Special - Brinnon Community Center

November 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm - MEETING CANCELLED

December 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm

 

The above dates are tentative and are subject to change.

 

All meetings and formal public hearings are noticed in the newspaper of record, The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.

 

Port Ludlow Beach Club - 121 Marina View Dr, Port Ludlow                   

Clearwater School - 146000 Hwy 101, Forks

Quilcene Community Center - 294952 US-101, Quilcene

Jefferson County Library - 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock

Gardiner Community Center - 980 Old Gardiner Rd, Sequim

Brinnon Community Center - 306144 Hwy 101

 

Agendas, Minutes & Audio Recordings

Agendas     Minutes     Audio Recordings

 

Video Recordings - While not common practice, video recordings are available for some meetings:

March 5, 2014 - Joint workshop with City on Housing & Populations.

Presentations by: Jefferson Public Health and Habitat for Humanity

May 7, 2014 - Joint workshop with City on Agriculture and Economic Development.

Guest Speakers: David Engel, Peter Quinn, Judy Alexander, Robert Greenway, Al Latham, Dr. Laura Lewis

 

View the agenda digitally during the meeting by utilizing the Tri-Area Community Center wi-fi connection:

Tri-Area Community Center Wi-Fi Password: community2014

 

Planning Commission Topics

Comprehensive Plan Update

To begin the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update, the Planning Commission has begun its Periodic Assessment in preparation for making a recommendation for revisions. You may view the timeline for Comp Plan adoption here.

 

Please participate in the process by taking our brief survey and providing your comments on what you feel is most important in your community:

 

2018 Comprehensive Plan Survey

Membership, Duties & By-Laws

Membership - The current composition of the Planning Commission is as follows (with expiration date of respective four-year terms of service):

  • District 1:

  • Gary Felder (3/17/20)

  • Cynthia Koan, Chair (3/17/17)

  • Kevin Coker (3/17/19)

  • District 2:

  • Mark Jochems (3/17/19)

  • Matt Sircely (3/17/17)

  • Lorna Smith, Vice Chair (3/17/18)

  • District 3:

  • Michael Nilssen (3/17/20)

  • Richard Hull (3/17/17) 

  • Tom Giske (3/17/18)

  • Duties (JCC 18.05.050)

    By-Laws

    Commissioner District Map

    Volunteer Statement of Interest

    Public Comment

    There are observer comment periods at most Planning Commission meetings and opportunity for formal testimony at Planning Commission public hearings on Comprehensive Plan or Unified Development Code amendment proposals.

    Citizens may also submit written comments to:

    Email to PlanComm@co.jefferson.wa.us; or

    US Mail to Jefferson County Planning Commission, 621 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

    NOTE:  Please refrain from submitting duplicate comments to both as it slows processing time.

    More Information

    Contact staff for more information:

    Planning Commission, (360) 379-4450


    Page last updated: 01/04/2016

         
    HOME | COUNTY INFO | DEPARTMENTS | SEARCH

    Best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
    Windows - Mac