The Island Center Neighborhood Center is classified as a designated center in the City of Bainbridge Island Comprehensive Plan.
These areas have land uses and conditions that are unique to the area and would benefit from a subarea planning process. The subarea planning process will address issues such as current land uses, future mix and location of uses and densities, transportation, utilities, public facilities, amenities and natural resources. The result of a subarea planning process is a subarea (or neighborhood) plan which will be incorporated in the Comprehensive Plan.
Island Center Neighborhood Center Map
How Does the Subarea Planning Process Work?
The Subarea Planning Process is outlined in Bainbridge Island Municipal Code (BIMC) Section 2.16.210 (PDF). City Council had appointed a steering committee composed mostly of residents and business owners in or nearby Island Center. T The Island Center subarea planning process is expected to last 12 to 18 months.
Relevant City Documents & Studies
The following documents help to explain the current status of the Island Center and showcase projects that are in process:
Historical Island Center Subarea Planning Process Documents
A previous Island Center subarea planning process took place between 2000 and 2002. The draft Island Subarea Plan that was developed, but not adopted by the City Council, and other supporting documents can be found on the City's NextRequest portal.