Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort (MPR)

This page contains information related to the Master Planned Resort (MPR) in the Pleasant Harbor/Black Point area of Brinnon in south Jefferson County. 

Pleasant Harbor MPR Draft Development Agreement

The proposed Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Resort (MPR) development agreement is now available in draft for public review. The draft development agreement is for an agreement between the Pleasant Harbor MPR developer and Jefferson County on how the resort development and operation will proceed over the term of the agreement—25 years or 5 years after buildout, whichever is longer.  In 2008, when the County originally designated a master planned resort at this location in Brinnon, it passed Ordinance 01-0128-08, which has thirty specific conditions that development of the Pleasant Harbor MPR must meet. Much of the development agreement addresses how the resort will meet those 30 requirements. The development agreement includes 31 attachments, which detail how the developer will properly manage natural, wildlife and cultural resources, provide local economic opportunities, and support or provide services. Consultations with area tribes and with other local and state agencies helped refine many of the development agreement’s attached management plans. The consultation process with affected tribes continues.

The development agreement (made up of the agreement and thirty-one attachments) is available for public review HERE

Pleasant Harbor MPR Draft Development Regulations

The Jefferson County Planning Commission recommended Pleasant Harbor MPR zoning regulations for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners in early 2016. The Planning Commission’s recommended zoning regulations and its findings of fact, recommendations and conclusions, as well as a Planning Commission letter, are available for public review HERE.

The Department of Community Development (DCD) is suggesting revisions to the Planning Commission’s zoning regulations for clarity and consistency with state and local regulations.  DCD’s recommended revised version of the zoning regulations, along with an explanatory memo, is available for public review HERE.

Recent Tribal Consultations

The County has consulted with area tribes on tribal treaty rights and other topics of interest throughout the Pleasant Harbor MPR project history.  To see recent 2017 tribal consultation meeting notes, click HERE.

Background Information


For some of the history of this project, please visit our Background Materials page.