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13 amendments proposed to city’s Comp Plan

POULSBO — Poulsbo city officials reviewed 13 proposed amendments to the 2012 Comprehensive Plan and will issue a determination of nonsignificance for probable adverse environmental impacts. In the amendments is the adoption of the Urban Paths of Poulsbo plan.

The city will be accepting comments on the Comprehensive Plan at anytime during the amendment process. Agencies, tribes and the public had until Jan. 27 to review and comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed projects.

The non-motorized trail plan, connecting Poulsbo’s numerous parks and establishing connections to the forthcoming North Kitsap Trail Plan (also known as the String of Pearls), still has conceptualized trails. Parks and Recreation Director Mary McCluskey said the plan was adjusted since its last public meeting in October, and a proposed trail was moved 300 feet from Johnson Creek.

McCluskey said no other private landowner came forward since October with additional comments, and the desired trails that cut through private property are still being worked out.

The staff report on the amendments will be available mid-February and will go before the Planning Commission Feb. 28, 7 p.m., at City Hall. The City Council will hold a second public hearing in April.

Comments can be submitted to the Poulsbo Planning Department, 200 Moe St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370; faxed to (360) 697-8269; or emailed to planninginfo@cityofpoulsbo.com

 

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