June 19, 2014

What does Washington's largest planned solar community look like from the air?

Here's a bird's-eye view of Grow Community phase 1, the Village, and its remarkable concentration of energy-producing rooftops.


Grow Community homes are now producing much of their own power with several units in the 85%-105% percent range. This goes a long way towards eliminating residents' power bills and earning financial credits through Washington's strong solar incentives.


Grow's groundbreaking solar program got some great press this week in a Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal feature. Read it here.



Grow Community earns Built Green Hammer award for PHC Construction

We already knew Grow Community sets a new standard for sustainable construction. Earning a Green Hammer award just pounds that message home.


Our builder PHC Construction is being honored with a 2014 Built Green Hammer award by the Master Builders Association, a real mark of excellence among regional projects.


The Built Green program is designed to help buyers find quality, affordable homes that protect the health of their families and the Northwest environment. Built Green homes are designed to provide homeowners with comfortable, durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and maintain.


Yep, that's Grow!


"We're very honored to receive this prestigious recognition," says PHC's Marty Sievertson. "Our task has been to help the Grow Community achieve its lofty goals for healthy, sustainable and environmentally friendly living. The project demonstrates what's possible in sustainable construction and this award is a great endorsement of how successful a sustainable project can be.


The award will be presented at the 2014 Built Green Conference, tonight in Seattle.


Congratulations to PHC Construction for this fine honor!


Welcome, new neighbors! 

We'd like to extend a great big Grow Community WELCOME to our newest residents, who just moved into the newly completed Cooper Building this week. Thanks for joining our neighborhood, and we look forward to meeting you all!

Two townhomes in the second Cooper Building will be completed soon and are still available for rent. Contact our sales team with inquiries.  

A Construction Update for the Grove

As the kids head back to school and we are all enjoying those cool mornings and warm afternoons of Indian Summer, the work on the Grove - our next neighborhood at the Grow Community - is ramping up. The homes along John Adams have been decommissioned with materials recycled, donated to local "re-use" organizations and salvaged prior to demolition. The site and utility work has begun in earnest with earth moving and excavating equipment on site and construction fencing in place to secure the perimeter of the property. The site and utility work will continue through the fall with the work on the underground parking garage overlapping by four to five weeks. The above ground structures will be the next major activity once the garage is well underway. An exciting time for this next phase of the community!


One Planet Lunch for Construction Team

Contractors in the Grow Community construction team were treated to a locally grown luncheon on the job site a couple weeks ago. All food for the noontime repast was grown on Bainbridge and North Kitsap farms and catered by Carol from Paulson Farms. Local agriculture, sustainability and health are always on the menu at Grow! 


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 or come by our sales office to set up a meeting to learn about the new homes available at the Grove.  live@growbainbridge.com

Sales Office: 180 Olympic Dr SE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  beside the ferry. 

Joie Olsen
Director of Sales & Leasing



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