2017 Work Plan: Annual Docket Item
Wineries Code Adopted
Events Code Planning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled for 11/19/18
The Board of Island County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing for the Events regulations.
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018Time:
Commissioner's Hearing Room (Basement) 1 NE 6th Street Coupeville
The Board will discuss potential changes at their December 5th works session. For proposed Ordinance C-127-18 related to special events, rural commercial events, and rural event centers click
here. For the public comment matrix click
here. For proposed changes to the ordinance click here.
After the Planning Commission reviewed the second draft of the new regulations for Events at their meeting on Monday, October 22nd, their comments were incorporated into a new draft of the regulations.
Comments and Questions can be submitted to
Board adopts new regulations for wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries
After a public hearing at their 9/4/18 meeting, the Board of Island County Commissioners adopted new regulations for wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries. Please note these are NEW regulations, the County did not previously have code specific to these uses. The ordinance adds definitions, adds the uses to the zoning districts that apply, and adds specific development standards.
A review of rural lands issues began with the 2016 Comprehensive Plan update, but was deferred until after the update was completed. The discussions will continue in 2018.
Goals & Objectives
Evaluating potential regulatory updates related to the following activities occuring in rural areas.
Although Comprehensive Plan changes are not anticipated they may also be discussed during the update process.
Completed To Date
A significant amount of review and public engagement occurred during the 2016 Comprehensive Plan update; that input was utilized to develop the scope for this project.
Final Draft - Wineries, Cideries, Breweries, and Distilleries
Board proposed changes to WCBD Ordinance, from the 7-23-18 work session
Staff will review and evaluate options and the Planning Commission will hold a series of workshops to review the
event code options.
Noise Management, Charity Events, and Other "Tension Points"
Review Draft 2.0