June 19, 2014

Grow earns top honors - twice - from NAHB   


The hits just keep on coming -- Grow Community earned the prestigious Platinum Award in the Green Community category from the National Association of Home Builders, in its 2014 Best in American Living contest.  


As the oldest and most distinguished national design award program in the residential construction industry, the Best in American Living Awards spotlights the most creative and innovative projects from around the nation.


Our sustainable, solar-powered neighborhood received more top honors by winning the Best In Green Development Award in a secondary competition. Both awards were presented at the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas in January.  


"We are creating a community that welcomes and embraces all generations and promotes 'aging in place,'" says Jeff Sharp, Asani project director. "We always strive to set higher standards for sustainable, comfortable living, and it's very gratifying to have the National Association of Home Builders acknowledge our efforts. We've done our best to build the best."


Way to go, Grow and PHC Construction!  


Read the whole story on these two great awards here 




February Construction Update 
Progress, with a chance of rain  

We've had one of the mildest winters in recent memory, with no snow and only a few nights hitting freezing temperatures.

At the same time, we've had quite a few significant bursts of rain - 2 inches or more at a time. Such is the nature of winter construction in the Northwest.

The crews continue to work on footings and foundation walls at the north end of the site, including those for the Salal and Elan buildings.
Once the foundation walls are done for these buildings, the form work for the ceiling or "lid" of the garage will start. This will be the first peek for the public to get a sense of what we're building as the main floors begin to take shape.

Conscious Company finds the future at Grow    


Conscious Company Magazine, a new journal focusing on innovation and sustainability, recently paid a call on Grow Community to get the scoop on our uber-intentional neighborhood.  


"It's an inspiring model of community development and one that we hope will begin to scale throughout the rest of the country," writes Maren Keeley, whose magazine bills itself as "The Future of Business as Usual."  


Maren sat down with Greg Lotakis, our project manager, for a great interview that highlights the best of what Grow has to offer. Here's an excerpt:  


MK: What aspect of this community are you most proud of?


GL: Ultimately, all the "cool" around sustainability means nothing without community. Really, Grow Community Bainbridge is about creating opportunities for residents to support each other in the pursuit of One Planet Living. Being able to walk across your path and connect with your neighbor over a glass of wine, share time in the garden with your grandchild, or watch kids and dogs play in the open space at the end of a day makes Grow special. It all comes back to health and happiness.


MK: Do you feel this idea can scale and be brought to other communities in the U.S.?


GL: We truly hope so. There are so many great builders and innovators in green building that now it's time to be thinking large-scale. Too many neighborhoods have been developed for just one particular moment in our lives or they lack energy efficiency or allow vehicles to disconnect us from one another.


You can read the whole interview with Greg Lotakis here.


Thanks to Maren Keeley and the new Conscious Company Magazine for the fantastic coverage.




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.  [email protected]

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

NEW WINTER HOURS: Monday - Friday 12-5pm & Sunday 1-4pm, Closed Sat.   

Joie Olsen
Director of Sales & Leasing