In early 2014, MAKERS was hired to lead the development of a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) and Naval Magazine Indian Island (NAVMAG). The project, sponsored by Kitsap County and funded by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), addresses areas of military influence across three counties, five Tribes, and numerous municipal jurisdictions. The JLUS furthers efforts by local jurisdictions and the Navy to ensure long-term compatibility between the Navy’s seven installations and its neighbors.

This project demonstrates MAKERS’ ability to bring together and engage a diverse set of stakeholders, establish a meaningful dialogue towards a common goal, and develop a framework for ensuring long-term compatibility between the Navy and neighboring jurisdictions. The JLUS addresses a wide-range of issues that are critical in the vicinity of NBK and NAVMAG, such as:

  • Shoreline development and vessel traffic
  • Tribal relations
  • Perimeter security and compatibility
  • Parking and transportation

MAKERS developed a comprehensive set of resolution strategies for Kitsap County, Jefferson County, the City of Bremerton, the Navy, and other participating jurisdictions. Specific recommendations included land use regulatory mechanisms, cross-jurisdictional coordination strategies, and public outreach tools.


Kitsap County, WA

Jefferson County, WA

City of Bremerton, WA

Naval Base Kitsap

Naval Magazine Indian Island

MAKERS Services

Strategic Planning, Federal Agency Planning, Community Planning, Community Outreach, GIS Analysis