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NOTICE OF APPLICATION – Kitsap Rescue Mission – Dwight St House

Posted on July 9, 2024



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:  July 9, 2024

File Number:  LU24-CUP-04

Project Name:  Kitsap Rescue Mission – Dwight St House

Type of Application:  Conditional Use Permit (Type III)

Assessor Parcel Numbers:  4650-006-007-0005

Applicant: Rice Fergus Miller, c/o Lorie Limson Cook, 275 Fifth St, Suite 100, Bremerton, WA 98337

Property Owner: Kitsap Rescue Mission, c/o Kevin Murphy, PO Box 1497, Bremerton WA 98337

Date of Application: June 3, 2024

Date Application was Determined Technically Complete: June 27, 2024

Site Description: 623 Dwight St, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Nearest road intersection:  Cline Ave and Dwight St

Size: 17,860 sq ft;

Zoning District: Business Professional Mixed Use (BPMU)

Shoreline Designation: N/A

Project Permits included with Application: None.

Description of Proposed Project: Interior remodel of an existing 2-story plus basement structure with 7 bedrooms for use as Kitsap Recue Mission’s congregate living home for women in the BPMU zoning designation.

Preliminary State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination: N/A.

Existing Studies and Environmental Documents Evaluating the Proposal: N/A.

Other Applicable Codes Which May Require Additional Project Review / Permits:  N/A.

Public Comment Period and Appeals:  Any interested person may comment on this application. The comment period will remain open for 14 days. The deadline to submit comments is July 23, 2024. 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.

Any interested party may appeal a Hearing Examiner Decision on a Type III decision to the Superior Court within 14 calendar days of the Notice of Decision. Notice of Decision will be provided to all parties of record.

Examination of File and Staff Contact:  The application file may be examined at DCD, 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. Review Authority:  A Type III permit is a decision of the Hearing Examiner. After an open record hearing, the Hearing Examiner will issue a decision within 14 days of the close of the record.

Staff Contact: The contact for this application is: Shaun Raja, Associate Planner,, 360.874.5533



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