Planning

Jennifer KesterPLANNING DIRECTOR

(253) 851-6170  (General Planning Questions)
(253) 858-6408  fax

The mission of the Planning Department is to: 1) Preserve and enhance the existing character of the City; 2) Provide excellent customer service to citizens and land owners; 3) Ensure that all land use and development activities occurring within the City conform to adopted codes and ordinances, 4) Plan for the future expansion of the City’s boundaries; and 5) Work with the Planning Commission and City Council to develop appropriate land use regulations and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

To accomplish our mission, the Planning Department has seven full time employees who are dedicated to making the City of Gig Harbor a great place to live and work. 

GENERAL QUESTIONS .......... email Cindy Andrews:  andrewsc@cityofgigharbor.net

COUNTER HOURS .......... for Planning Questions:  Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm

News and Highlights

CURRENT PROJECTS LIST City of Gig Harbor current land use projects read more →
WATERFRONT MILLVILLE (WM) - PROPOSED CHANGES Residential Setback & Height Regulations second reading on Jan 27 read more →
COMPRENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT PROPOSED The Planning Commission will host an OPEN HOUSE followed by a Public Hearing for the "Harbor Vision" Element on Thurs, Jan 30 read more →
SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM On December 13th, 2013, the Department of Ecology issued its final approval of the city's updated Shoreline Master Program. read more →
CURRENT PROJECTS LIST Updated land use applications and current project list read more →

Planning Staff

Jennifer Kester (253) 853-7631 
Planning Director
Peter Katich
 
(253) 853-7616
Senior Planner
Lindsey Sehmel
 
(253) 853-7615
Senior Planner
Kristin Moerler
 
(253) 853-7606
Associate Planner 
Dennis Troy
 
(253) 853-7628
Associate Planner
Diane McBane
 
(253) 853-7605
Assistant Planner 
Cindy Andrews
 
(253) 853-7625
Planning Assistant 
Meagan Fabiani
 
(253) 851-6170
Planning/Bldg Clerk