On December 19th, 2007 the Bremerton City Council approved the Downtown Subarea Plan. The plan directs focused, mixed growth according to the city's Comprehensive Plan vision for downtown as the "Metropolitan Center of the West Puget Sound". The Subarea Plan includes design standards, zoning, and streetscape standards for the greater downtown area. In May 2016, the Downtown Subarea Plan was amended to expand the Downtown Regional Center to the southwest (click here
to see a summary of the 2016 revisions). In December 2018, Ordinance 5363
further amended the Design Review Board process and renamed the Warren Avenue Corridor zone. All changes to the Subarea Plan have been incorporated in the document below.