June 19, 2014

Strong demand for new Grove neighborhood

What a great opening weekend! Buyers reserved 27 percent of the homes in the Grove, Grow Community's newest neighborhood, during the grand opening of our new sales office.

If you haven't visited yet, come find out more about Grow Community Phase 2 at our sales office, 180 Olympic Drive SE, right next to the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. The office is open noon to 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Thank you to everyone who made our opening weekend gala such a success!


Building for Wellness - Urban Land Institute honors Grow Community

Does buyer wellness make business sense as a development goal? How have developers pursued this objective? What has the market response been? And how have developers measured their success?

At Grow Community, the short answers are Yes, With your help, Terrific, and Very gratefully. 

But there's much more to it than that. So we're honored that Grow Community is among the case studies in a new publication by the Urban Land Institute. Building for Wellness: The Business Case provides answers directly from developers who have completed projects with wellness goals. In 13 interviews, principles and project managers explain their motivation, their intended wellness and health outcomes, the development process and operations as related to their health intentions, and the key issue in this publication - the metrics of market performance.

It's an outstanding and informative report -- and highly readable, too.

Construction update: All's super at Cooper

As we begin home presales in Phase 2, we're rounding out our first neighborhood, the Village, with the Cooper Apartments on the north end of the grounds. 

Cooper West is now getting its interior finishes and fixtures. All windows and doors have been installed, and with siding more than 50 percent complete, the exterior look is really taking shape; watch for exterior painting in the next few weeks. The building should be completed and ready for move-in by mid-September.

Cooper East follows right behind, and should be ready for tenants on Oct. 1. Both buildings are fully leased.

Meanwhile, Phase 2: The Grove and the Park neighborhoods have now gone before the city's Design Review Board, the Planning Commission and the Hearing Examiner, and we've earned positive recommendations at every step of the process. Next we submit plat drawings for the subdivision to the City Council for review and approval.

The permit for the site work and the Grove's underground garage have been submitted and are under review. Once permits are released later this summer, demolition, grading and utility work will begin on the full five acres. Watch our Grow Community news page for further updates.

We still have room for you

Great opportunities are still available in the Grove neighborhood with its mix of single-level homes, townhomes and single-family residences, all arrayed around a quiet native woodland and orchard. With beautifully designed, ultra-efficient homes and even a solar option, the Grove sets a new standard for healthy, sustainable living.

Find out more about opportunities in the Grove neighborhood here 

Please contact our sales team to set up a meeting to learn about the new homes available at the Grove.  [email protected] 

Joie Olsen
Director of Sales & Leasing



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