2022 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The City of Bainbridge Island accepts requests to amend the Comprehensive Plan every three years. Applications to amend the Comprehensive Plan were accepted between January and February 2022. The amendment process is established by Bainbridge Island Municipal Code (BIMC) Chapter 2.16.190.

The City received 5 Comprehensive Plan Amendments (CPA) applications. The applications and other materials can be viewed in the City’s permitting database, linked below.

  • Haggar Scribner Properties CPA (City Permit File PLN52152 CPA):  Request for both map and policy amendments.  A new overlay district (“Civic + Cultural Connection Overlay”) for two properties on Ericksen Avenue (187 Ericksen Avenue) is proposed, along with supporting Comprehensive Plan policy amendments.
  • Lynwood Center Subarea CPA (City Permit File PLN52180 CPA):  NOTE: This proposal has been revised on September 19, 2022 to scale back to request policy amendment only.  The proposal requests to add the following policy to the City Comprehensive Plan Land Use and Housing Elements:  The City may allow floor area ratio based zoning in the Lynwood Center Subarea Plan for parcels zoned Neighborhood Center (NC) and Neighborhood Center / R-12 (NC/R-12) to promote housing diversity and affordability.  See floor area ratio (FAR), definition in BIMC 18.12.050.G.
  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Port Madison Substation CPA (City Permit File PLN52101 REZ/CPA):  Request for a map amendment to change the substation site (Day Road at State Route 305) from Residential-0.4 to Business/Industrial (B/I) on the City's Future Land Use Map, concurrent with a request to change the district from R-0.4 to B/I on the City's Official Zoning Map.
  • PSE Murden Cove Substation CPA (City Permit File PLN51703 REZ/CPA):  Request for a map amendment to change the Murden Cove Substation site (9582 Sportsman Club Road) from Residential-2 to Business/Industrial (B/I) on the City's Future Land Use Map, concurrent with a request to change the district from R-2 to B/I on the City's Official Zoning Map.
  • PSE Winslow Substation CPA (City Permit File PLN52149 CPA):  Request for a map amendment to change the substation site (Bucklin Hill Road) from Residential-0.4 to Business/Industrial (B/I) on the City's Future Land Use Map, concurrent with a request to change the district from R-0.4 to B/I on the City's  Official Zoning Map.

The Planning Commission review of the 2022 CPAs is estimated to take place as follows:

  • Study Session September 8: Lynwood Center Subarea CPA application
  • Study Session October 13: All 3 PSE CPA applications 
  • Study Session October 27: Haggar Scribner Properties CPA application & additional discussion on REVISED Lynwood Center Subarea CPA application. 
  • Public Hearing on all 5 CPAs: November 10 - November 10 hearings CANCELED. Public Hearings will be rescheduled for a future date. Sign up for listerv (see below) to be notified when hearings are rescheduled.

City Council review is estimated for early 2023. Meeting agendas can be viewed from the Agenda & Minutes section of the City’s website.  Please submit all written public comment to pcd@bainbridgewa.gov and indicate which CPA the comment is regarding in the subject line. City staff will forward all public comment to the Planning Commission and include it in the official record.

For further information about the PSE CPA’s, please contact Senior Planner Kelly Tayara at (206) 780-3787 or email ktayara@bainbridgewa.gov. For further information regarding the Haggar Scribner and Lynwood CPAs, please contact Senior Planner Jennifer Sutton at (206) 780-3772 or email jsutton@bainbridgewa.gov.  

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