The City of Bremerton has prepared a subarea plan for the South Kitsap Industrial Area, commonly known as SKIA. The project supports green economic development, ensures that future development will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, promotes sustainable low-impact development and environmental stewardship.

Due to the distinct context and potential for development in SKIA, the creation of a subarea plan was necessary in order to provide targeted guidance for future development.

Another important piece of the planning efforts undertaken for SKIA is the preparation of a Planned Action EIS. A Planned Action EIS supports streamlined environmental review for qualified projects. An EIS, or Environmental Impact Statement, is an in-depth analysis of alternatives options for achieving the proposed project. In the case of SKIA, the EIS considered three alternatives for how development might occur in the future.

Together these two documents effectively position SKIA as a compelling option for industrial development and are important elements in creating new jobs for our community.

Basic Facts about SKIA

  • SKIA is located in southwest Bremerton and is bisected by State Route 3
  • The majority of the SKIA UGA was annexed by the City in multiple phases between 2008 and 2009
  • City amended the Comprehensive Plan in 2008 to include SKIA as a new type of center
  • SKIA comprises approximately 3,700 acres
  • SKIA is one of eight designated Manufacturing/Industrial Center in the Central Puget Sound region. This important regional designation is conferred by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)


  • EPA Climate Showcase Communities Grant awarded in 2010
  • Environmental Milestones:
    • Draft EIS issued June 9, 2011
      • Comment period through July 21, 2011
    • Final EIS issued March 29, 2012
  • City Council unanimously adopted the Planned Action Ordinance for the SKIA Subarea on August 1, 2012
  • Subarea Plan Milestones:
    • Draft Plan issued June 9, 2011
    • Revised Draft Plan issued March 29, 2012
    • Planning Commission Review Draft issued June 19, 2012
      • Planning Commission moved to recommend draft Plan for Council adoption
    City Council unanimously adopted the SKIA Subarea Plan on August 1, 2012


If you have any questions, please contact Community Development at (360) 473-5275.

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