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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 5, 2015
Contact: Kathlene Barhart, JLUS Project Manager, Kitsap County Community Development (DCD)
360.337.4601 or kbarnhar@co.kitsap.wa.us

Joel Peterson, Associate Planner, Jefferson County DCD
360.379.4450 or jpeterson@co.jefferson.wa.us

Allison Satter, Senior Planner, City of Bremerton
360.473.5845 or allison.satter@ci.bremerton.wa.us

Silvia Klatman, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Base Kitsap
360.427.4031 or silvia.klatman@navy.mil

Liane Nakahara, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Magazine Indian Island
360.396.1630 or liane.nakahara@navy.mil
No: 2015-008

Joint Land Use Study community workshops planned
Local jurisdictions and US Navy seek community feedback on draft strategies to improve planning and compatibility of land uses

(Port Orchard, WA) - A Preliminary Draft of the Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Magazine Indian Island Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Report has been developed and will be available for public review starting Feb. 12, 2015, on the JLUS project website at www.kiijlus.com. That draft report includes preliminary recommendations to address the various compatibility issues that were identified during the first series of community workshops conducted last September.

The second set in a series of community workshops have also been scheduled for Feb. 17 in Chimacum and Feb. 24 in Bremerton to allow the public an opportunity to review and comment on the Preliminary Draft of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Report. These workshops will also provide an opportunity for the public to discuss issues and ask questions with members of the JLUS development team.

This JLUS is a community-driven, cooperative planning process among Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Magazine Indian Island, and the surrounding Counties, Cities, Tribal Governments, and the State. The primary goal is to promote compatibility between community development and the Navy’s installations and testing and operational missions, while seeking ways to minimize the negative impacts of the Navy’s operations on adjacent communities and ecosystems.

The community workshops are scheduled for:

Jefferson County
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00-7:30pm
Tri-Area Community Center
10 W Valley Road, Chimacum

Kitsap County and City of Bremerton
Tuesday, February 24, 5:30-7:00pm
Bremerton City Council Chambers
Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Street, Bremerton

Both meetings will begin with an open house, followed by a presentation on the preliminary recommendations to address the compatibility issues.

For those unable to attend the community workshop, project information and the presentation will be available on the project website at www.kiijlus.com. The public can also make comments on the draft plan and sign up on the project website to receive updates on the project by email.

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Last Updated:  February 05, 2015