|| April 15, 2015
Rebecca Pirtle, Commissioners' Office
Kingston Complete Streets planning study introduced
at public forum May 6
(Port Orchard, WA) Kingston Complete
Streets, a planning study conducted by Kitsap County Public Works, will be
presented at a community forum during the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council
public meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at the North Kitsap Fire &
Rescue Paul T. Nichol North Kitsap Fire Station, 26642 Miller Bay Road,
Kingston. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and join in a
discussion with county staff, consultants, local business owners and
residents about issues of concern and ideas for advancing development that
benefits the community.
Public Works will also review its Transportation Improvement Program at the
meeting and provide information on how to submit project proposals, and how
projects are evaluated, selected and prioritized.
Kingston Complete Streets is a part of a national movement to promote
accessibility for all users that a growing number of communities in the
Puget Sound region and throughout Washington, especially those located along
state highways, use as a tool to develop policies and ordinances related to
transportation facilities including roads and sidewalks. The Kingston
Complete Streets plan encompasses the Kingston Urban Village Center from the
ferry terminal to Lindvog Road and from Third Street to the Village Green
off West Kingston Road.
The scope of the project includes streetscape planning, design and
maintenance that enables safe, convenient travel and access for users of all
ages and abilities, regardless of their mode of transportation – from buses
to bikes and ferries to wheel chairs. The final plan will include a report
identifying specific projects prioritized for development and
The emphasis for the Kingston study is to identify appropriate solutions
within the public right-of-way with a focus on potential redevelopment or
new development of streets and sidewalks; evaluation of parking demand and
available facilities; conceptual design of a pedestrian mall and streetscape
improvements; consideration of a potential transfer of development rights;
opportunities for stormwater improvements; and modeling operational designs
for the realignment of State Route 104.
MacLeod Record, a planning and landscape architecture firm, was contracted
to complete the study and consultants there are working with county
transportation planners and a small advisory group of local business and
property owners. This is the first public meeting for the group to present
its findings thus far. A second public meeting will be held late next fall.
The Complete Streets model is part of a statewide program administered
through the Puget Sound Regional Council recognized by the National Compete
Streets Coalition. PSRC awarded Kitsap County a grant to conduct the study.
For more information on the Kingston Complete Streets study, contact Public
Works Transportation Planner Greg Cioc at 360.337.5777. To review the
Six-Year Kitsap County Transportation Improvement Program and for more
information on proposing local projects, visit
www.kitsapgov.com/pw/sixyear_tip.htm or contact Stephen
Padua, Transportation Planner, at 360.337.5777.
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