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 recently released their VISION 2050 draft for public review, and will be holding 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,” states a press 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 be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kitsap County Commissioners Chambers, followed by the drop-in open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 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.