Connection in The Village
In the spirit of Earth Day our residents in The Village have been hard at work building their new garden beds. You can see more photos courtesy of Serena Peck here
A temporary path has been installed to connect the Village to Shepard Avenue. This path will be open throughout construction of the next phases, making it easy for residents to get to town and live a 5-minute lifestyle.
A permanent path in the same area will be constructed once the last phase is under construction.
Grow Village residents had their first "Progressive Dinner" together this month with four different courses at four different homes in the community. Residents enjoyed getting to know each other and kids had a great time running from house to house and playing cards. A connected community is quickly forming, with residents getting to know each other, working together and sharing resources. There is even a neighborhood dog-share!
A VISIT FROM POORAN DESAI
Pooran Desai, founder of the One Planet Communities program was in town recently to tour The Village at Grow Community. It was a beautiful Spring day on Bainbridge Island to walk through the Farmer's Market on the way to Grow. This was an opportunity to showcase a One Planet Community in action in the United States - really the first of its kind. It is clear that residents are committed to One Planet Living and that the built environment at Grow is truly making it easy to adopt a One Planet lifestyle.
Cooper Apartment Rentals - Coming Soon
All the single family homes in The Village (the first neighborhood at Grow) are now complete and an amazing group of residents have now moved in to their new one planet homes.
The two Cooper rental buildings are coming along thanks to PHC's hardworking foundation and framing crews. The first building has the third floor walls up now and it is clear there will be some tremendous views from the top floors! In the next two weeks the first building will be getting its roof trusses and the second building its second floor.
The Cooper rental buildings should be complete and ready for move-in by early fall. Click here to view floorplans.
Want to rent one of these healthy apartments at Grow? Contact our sales team [email protected].
Phase 2 at Grow Community
INTRODUCING THE GROVE AND THE PARK
Our next two neighborhoods, newly named The Grove and The Park are progressing through the design review and permitting processes at the city. Once complete, the next phase of Grow Community will be ready to start grading and site utilities later this year. Click here
to learn more about this next Phase.
We anticipate our new Sales Center opening to the public late spring, early summer for pre-sales.
HISTORIC HONORING CEREMONY OF GOVERNMENT WAY
On Thursday, March 20th our community came together under a sunny spring sky to celebrate, remember, and share stories of some of those who came before us in the area that will become phase 2 of Grow. Community Organizers Karen Vargas and Kathryn Keve did a tremendous job working to bring people together to appropriately honor the history of our 'place' at Grow. We had a tremendous turn out of the greater community, military, and past and present residents at Grow/Government Way complete with an emotional 'decommissioning' and presentation of the flag for the military housing along Government Way.
Our goal is to continue to honor our past history by developing a new community that is intentional about its future and impact on this world.
Click here to view additional photos from the ceremony courtesy of David Cohen and here are two article published about the event in the Kitsap Sun:
The pursuit of Zero Carbon
SOLAR AT GROW
On the solar front, A&R Solar has 5 more orders for solar at Grow! Only three homes remain to jump on board and the entire first neighborhood of single family homes will be doing their part to reduce the impacts of climate change (all while saving money!).
Welcome To The Net-Zero Neighborhood - Click here to read this great article featuring Grow in Solar Power World Magazine.
SETTING NEW STANDARDS OF EFFICIENCY
Two members of the Grow team, Dylan Sievertson (PHC) and Greg Lotakis (Asani), recently joined other builders within NEEA's (Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance) Phase 1 of the Next Step Homes Program to discuss the future of our residential built environment. For the past year NEEA has been monitoring 12 pre-selected homes (including the Everett at Grow) from builders across the Northwest with the goal to determine new methods and specifications for high performing homes. Each of these high performing homes focused on energy efficiency, better indoor air quality, and (for some) the pursuit of Net Zero energy use.
The half day roundtable was used to share data, lessons learned, and open dialogue amongst the group of builders. The Everett was featured as a top performer and much was learned about the systems that were incorporated to make this home a leading example in home efficiency.
NEEA is getting set to begin Phase 2 of the program and Grow will again likely have another home monitored.
Click here to learn more about the Next Step Homes Program and Grow Community's involvement.
Grow Community is a new urban One Planet neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. With beautifully designed solar-powered homes, shared community gardens and healthy transportation options, Grow allows all generations to enjoy a high-quality lifestyle without the high price. Welcome home.
Find us online: www.growbainbridge.com | Give us a ring: 206.452.6755 | Send us a note: [email protected]