Construction begins on Olympic View Apartments

Bob Smith – Kitsap Daily News PORT ORCHARD — Ground has been broken on a 38-unit apartment building that will sit behind the vacant K-Mart building in Port Orchard. Construction of the Olympic View Apartment Homes, at 3410 and 3420 Orlando St., was kicked off Aug. 3 with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by city mayor Rob Putaansuu. The new apartment complex project is one of […] Read more »

Port Orchard apartments sell for $38 million

Minding Your Business, Tad Sooter , tad.sooter@kitsapsun.com A California company has acquired Port Orchard’s Arbor Terrace apartments for $38.15 million, according to Friday news release. Los Angeles real estate company New Standard Equities and an affiliate of Brixton Capital bought the 276-unit Sidney Avenue complex earlier this month. New Standard Equities also owns the former Bremerton Gardens apartments — rebranded as Sea Glass Village — and purchased Village Fair in Central […] Read more »

Surge in housing permits covers all of Kitsap

The KPBJ Home builders have returned to Kitsap in a big way. The number of permits issued for single-family residences across the county increased 42 percent in 2015, according to numbers reported by planning departments. Here’s a look at some notable developments around the county: BAINBRIDGE ISLAND The city issued nearly 100 permits for single-family homes in 2015, and projects were scattered across all parts […] Read more »

Port Orchard council approves increased densities

Chris Henry – The Kitsap Sun PORT ORCHARD — The City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that would allow more dwelling units per acre in some areas. Where a limit of 12 dwelling units per acre formerly was the rule, projects can now include up to 30 units per acre in mixed-use zones, which exist in some areas of the Bethel Corridor, on several […] Read more »

Port Orchard Parks Survey Results

Vision Port Orchard Parks Shares Survey Results The results are in! We heard from 184 people and read every single response you had about Port Orchard’s parks. We heard a preference to maintain existing parks, improve or add a few key features throughout the parks system (walking/running/jogging paths, restrooms, picnic areas, and playgrounds), and possibly change how parks are managed and what kind of public […] Read more »

Explosive housing costs in Seattle is sparking interest in Kitsap County’s real-estate market

by ROBERT SMITH,  Port Orchard Independent Editor  Sep 18, 2015 at 9:38AM Is South Kitsap and Port Orchard on the cusp of becoming a viable alternative for King County residents being priced out of their housing market? According to Mike Eliason, executive director of the Kitsap County Association of Realtors, the county already is an option. In fact, he says, a “huge percentage” of Kitsap residents […] Read more »

Medical buildings sell in Port Orchard, Silverdale

Tad Sooter – Minding Your Business – The Kitsap Sun A Wisconsin company bought two prominent Kitsap County medical campuses in May for a combined $34 million. The Hammes Company bought properties home to Harrison Medical Center’s Port Orchard urgent care (pictured above) and The Doctors Clinic’s Salmon Medical Center (pictured at right). The sales were recorded May 14, according to assessor’s documents. Both properties were owned and developed by Tim Ryan companies. […] Read more »

Vision Port Orchard Update & mySidewalk

Progress Report The Port Orchard City Council and Planning Commission have published the latest handout that was distributed at the April 23rd meeting. The meeting started with a progress report on the City’s work towards updating the Comprehensive Plan and then invited specific feedback on the language of the Plan. Many people raised points about the Land Use, Housing, and Economic Development chapters that will be addressed […] Read more »

County growth continues to shift toward cities

Tristan Baurick – The Kitsap Sun PORT ORCHARD — Population growth in Kitsap is skewing more heavily toward urban areas, pushing the county closer to — but not quite achieving — its goal of directing more than three-fourths of residential construction to Kitsap’s cities, according to a new report. The county’s latest Buildable Lands Report shows 67 percent of all new permitted housing units were […] Read more »

Area’s comp plan updates need meaningful input from communities

The KPBJ – John Powers, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) of 1990 requires all urban counties and municipalities to comprehensively plan for their respective jurisdictions’ future population growth and concomitant community needs. Sounds pretty straightforward and simple; and yet, effective comprehensive land use planning is a major undertaking that calls for substantial community input in order to set a […] Read more »