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 psrc.org/our-work/regional-planning/vision-2050/get-involved for an online open house, more information and the opportunity to submit comments. The public comment period is open until Sept. 16.