$15M Spyglass Hill Apartments open in Bremerton

Josh Farley , Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Jireh Soriano wanted to live in the place in Kitsap “where everything’s gonna be.” The Illahee resident would gladly shed his car for a walkable commute. He wants to live near the restaurants where he dines, the stores he shops, the pubs where he meets friends. On Friday, the 33-year-old and his girlfriend, Gem Masikat, signed a lease […] Read more »

Kitsap contributes to a global footprint

John Powers for the KPBJ Three years ago, Kitsap County joined forces with its regional partners (Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties) to participate in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institute and JP Morgan Chase, aimed at leveraging the Greater Seattle Region’s strength in international trade to enhance direct foreign investment in our regional economy. I want to thank Brookings and […] Read more »

DMII presentations now available – International Trade & FDI

Last week KEDA presented a robust program on International Trade & Foreign Direct Investment which featured a keynote address from Sam Kaplan, principal of  Gittes Global, and former president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle; a panel of Kitsap businesses who are engaged in international trade; and local developer, Wes Larson of Sound West Group discussing  foreign direct investment. The event was sponsored […] Read more »

Multi-family housing development could land near Bainbridge ferry

By Tim Kelly |  KPBJ  |  Kitsap Sun The apartment-building surge on the Kitsap Peninsula continues, and has brought two well-known developers together on a proposed project near the Bainbridge Island ferry. Olympic Property Group and Sound West Group (see related story, page 10) are partners on Bainbridge Landing, planned for an undeveloped 4.7-acre site behind the Harbor Square condominiums on Winslow Way East, a couple blocks […] Read more »

Sound West Group big on Bremerton but also looks north

By Tim Kelly |  KPBJ  |  Kitsap Sun Sound West Group principal Wes Larson said his firm is “up to our gills” working on redevelopment plans for recently purchased buildings on a block of Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton. That’s in addition to the Spyglass Hill apartment building under construction by the Manette Bridge. Still on the development firm’s to-do list is an affordable housing project at […] Read more »

Hey, Seattle: The grass is greener across the sound

Tad Sooter, The Kitsap Sun SUQUAMISH — Come to Kitsap, you stressed-out Seattleites. Cross Puget Sound and you can save money on housing and spend less of your life trapped in traffic. You might even use that mountain bike that’s collecting cobwebs in your closet. Bring your company with you … and your employees, too. They’ll love it here. Trust us. It’s a straightforward pitch, […] Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: KEDA presents Decision Makers II: “The State of Real Estate – Kitsap’s Competitive Edge”

BREMERTON – On October 22, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) will be convening its annual fall event, Decision Makers II, at the Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, WA. “The State of Real Estate – Kitsap’s Competitive Edge” will focus on Kitsap’s real estate market and how it compares to the Greater Seattle market. The two-hour program will be followed […] Read more »

Poulsbo will negotiate sale of old police station to Bremerton company

RICHARD D. OXLEY,  North Kitsap Herald Reporter  POULSBO — The Poulsbo City Council gave Mayor Becky Erickson permission on Dec. 17 to begin negotiations for the sale of the city’s old police station. “This is authorizing me to make an agreement,” Erickson told the council before it unanimously voted to approve the negotiation. Sound West Group of Bremerton has approached the city with interest of purchasing […] Read more »

General Dynamics subsidiary signs lease for downtown Bremerton building

The KPBJ Sound West Group has announced that government contractor NASSCO/Earl Industries has signed a five-year lease for a 6,000-square-foot space at 423 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. NASSCO is a subsidiary of General Dynamics, Inc., which has been awarded a contract for planning, maintenance and repairs of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers homeported in and visiting Bremerton and Everett….Read more Read more »