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Notice of Application – Kitsap Bank Office Headquarters

Posted on August 10, 2023


This is a public notice of a development proposal that may interest you. You have the right to comment on this application, receive notice, request a copy of the decision once made and appeal the project decision. Included in this notice is a summary of the proposal, code reference for associated permits that may be required, and the targeted timeframe for City review and decision. Please be aware there are deadlines for comments and appeal; if you do not adhere to these deadlines, your comments may not be considered and/or you may lose your right of appeal. Please read this notice carefully and call the City of Port Orchard Department of Community Development (DCD) if you have questions. Date of Issuance:             August 10, 2023 File Number: LU23-SH SDP-01 Project Name: Kitsap Bank Office Headquarters Type of Application: Shoreline Substantial Development (Type III)Assessor Parcel Number: 4650-012-001-0009, 4650-012-003-0007 Applicant: Mitch Ptacek, GGLO, 1301 Fifth Ave, Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98366 Property Owner: Kitsap Bank  c/o Larry Grohn, SVP Corporate Real Estate Director
619 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366 Date of Application: June 29, 2023 Date Application was Determined Technically Complete: July 27, 2023 Site Description: Location: 625 & 639 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA, 98366 APN’s 4650-012-001-0009, 4650-012-003-0007 Size: 0.31 (approx. 13,504 sq ft.) 0.18 (approx. 7,841 sq ft.) Zoning District: Downtown Mixed-Use (DMU) Shoreline Designation: High Intensity Project Permits included with Application: Capacity Reservation Certificate, Shoreline Substantial Development Permit. Description of Proposed Project: The proposed building program is planned to include a ground level retail bank, a potential retail leased space, an enclosed visitor parking area, and an office lobby and amenity space. Employee parking will continue to be accommodated at the existing parking lot located across Bay St at 620 Bay Street. The upper floors of the building will include office and meeting room spaces along with a potential employee fitness/wellness area. Preliminary State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination: On August 14, 2020, under RCW 43.21C.440, the City issued a SEPA Determination of Significance (DS) for the Downtown Port Orchard Subarea Plan and updated regulations as a Planned Action. On April 26, 2021, the City issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Subarea Plan and updated regulations. This FEIS adequately addresses the significant impacts of the updated Subarea Plan and regulations as well as implementation of development projects within the subarea. Consistent with RCW 43.21C.440(1)(b)(i), the Planned Action is in conjunction with a subarea plan adopted under Chapter 36.70A RCW and has had its significant impacts adequately addressed by an EIS under the requirements of SEPA, Chapter 43.21C RCW. The subject project is determined to qualify as a Planned Action and shall proceed in accordance with the applicable permit review procedures specified in POMC Chapter 20.22, except that no SEPA threshold determination, EIS or additional SEPA review shall be required. Existing Studies and Environmental Documents Evaluating the Proposal: Wetland and Fish and Wildlife Habitat Assessment, Storm Drainage Analysis, Preliminary Geotechnical Engineering Report, City of Port Orchard Downtown Port Orchard Subarea Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement Other Applicable Codes Which May Require Additional Project Review / Permits: The project will be reviewed for compliance with POMC Title 20 and the Shoreline Master Program (adopted as POMC 20.164). Public Comment Period: Any interested person may comment on this application. The comment period will remain open for 30 days. The deadline to submit comments is September 9, 2023 at 4:30pm. Any interested person may request notification of any hearings or meetings and request a copy of the decision once made. Requests must be addressed to City of Port Orchard Permit Center, Attn: Planning Clerk, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366, 360-874-5533. The Notice of Decision will be provided to all parties of record. Examination of File: The application file may be examined at the DCD Permit Center, 720 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA  98366, by appointment between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays. To schedule an appointment please call 360-874-5533 and indicate the Permit Number and Project Name for the file you would like to examine. Staff Contact for this Application: James Fisk, AICP Senior Planner jfisk@portorchardwa.gov 360-874-5533 Review Authority and Appeals: Shoreline Substantial Development permits are Type III permits that are subject to decision by the Hearing Examiner for the City of Port Orchard that is forwarded to the Department of Ecology for review and filing. Any appeals of these decisions shall be filed with the Shoreline Hearings Board pursuant to the procedures outlined in RCW 90.58.180.

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