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  621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

  Phone: 360.379.4450
Fax: 360.379.4451


Monday - Thursday
9:00 to 4:30                     

closed 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch

Fridays, Weekends & Holidays Closed

Page created: 2/12/2014     Page Updated: 4/10/2014


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Informational Resources

Learn what SquareONE and low impact development (LID) is all about, help you better understand the basic permitting process, and consider stormwater management and habitat improvement projects completed by local property owners.  See more below under Informational Resources.


SquareONE Grand Opening!

After a few years of development as part of the EPA-funded Watershed Stewardship Resource Center grant, DCD is pleased to announce the new name for its resource center:  SquareONE!  A series of grand opening events was held during the week of February 18 - 22, 2014 to introduce the new name and the tools and services offered.  Learn more below:

Informational Resources

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SquareONE Handout:

Neighbor to Neighbor Video (12 min):

Try our Coaching Service:

Brochures about Low Impact Development (LID) Stormwater Management Methods:

Slideshows about Low Impact Development (LID) Stormwater Management Methods:

Local Development Professionals with LID Expertise:

Visit an LID Demonstration Site:

"How To" Handouts

Step by step instructions for using the online resources available, including locating parcel data for your property, checking the status of your permit, and learning more about low impact development (LID) methods for managing rainwater runoff.  These are available as reference documents at each of the public research computer stations in our Resource Center and available online here:

Special thanks to our Resource Center Volunteers Kate Harper and David Heid for preparing these great educational tools!


Also available is a handout previously prepared for a workshop focused on agricultural lands, but is applicable no matter what the zoning designation.  Learn how to navigate the online mapping system and related database tools to learn more about any property in Jefferson County:

Identify & Manage Noxious Weeds:

Educational Art Posters

Even the artwork in the SquareONE resource center has education in mind.  Stop on by to see these informational beauties:

  • Rain Gardens – planted depressions designed to absorb stormwater from rooftops, driveways and more;

  • Low Impact Living - ideas for ‘water smart’ neighborhoods;

  • Puget Sound Hedgerows – living fences for fish & wildlife habitat (buffers);

  • Soft Shore Stabilization – the natural alternative to bulkheads for erosion protection;

  • Love Your Stream for families living alongside creeks, rivers and wetlands; and

  • Urban Wildlife - for backyard stewardship projects


After you visit the SquareONE resource center, LID Demonstration Garden or one of our partner LID Demonstrations, please provide us your feedback:

More Information

If you have any questions or you need assistance in locating information, contact SquareONE at the Department of Community Development:

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