VISION 2050 draft up for public review

A workshop and open house will be held Thursday, Aug. 15 in Port Orchard

The Puget Sound Regional Council, which recently released their VISION 2050 draft for public review, will hold a workshop and open house Aug. 15 in Port Orchard.

“By 2050, the central Puget Sound region will be home to nearly 6 million people — a 40-percent jump from today,” stated a news release from Kitsap County.

“The Puget Sound Regional Council’s VISION 2050 is the guide for how this growth can support thriving communities, a strong economy and healthy environment.”

The facilitated workshop will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Kitsap County Commissioners Chambers, followed by the drop-in open house at 5:30 p.m. The workshop will include a brief overview of VISION 2050, with small facilitated group discussions for key policy areas. The open house will include PSRC staff giving a presentation about the draft, followed by questions from the community.

The VISION 2050 draft plan calls out for policy and action including:

• Increasing housing choices and affordability;

• Providing opportunities for all;

• A strong economy and balanced job growth throughout the region;

• Significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions;

• Transportation that connects centers and improves mobility;

• Growth focused in centers and near fast and frequent transit;

• Restoring the health of Puget Sound;

• Protecting a network of open space.

Visit for an online open house, more information and the opportunity to submit comments. The public comment period is open until Sept. 16.