Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Small-Lot Development in Manchester Draws Commissioners' Attention Local
"Dateline:Manchester Kitsap County commissioners have issued a 90-day moratorium on development permits for small residential lots in the county’s rural zones, if they are to be served by on-site sewage systems designed to serve more than six dwellings. The moratorium, announced Monday morning shortly after the commissioners broke the news to the development community, is in response to efforts by owners of century-old lots in the Manchester Heights area of South Kitsap to build homes on them. But there are hundreds of similar historic lots in North Kitsap, as well. It’s an emergency action that won’t get a public hearing until Feb. 16, the commissioners said."