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Grow settling in for winter hibernation – An October Construction & Sales Update

We have reached an important milestone in our project. After six years, we have reduced our site work to a single building pad at the south end of the Park neighborhood, having reshaped eight acres of what is now Grow Community. We continue to see more solar go up, garden beds filled, and have enjoyed seeing new neighbors join our community and make long-lasting friendships.

Now that the Lilac and Sage are done, and the Community Center is nearing completion, we plan to pause construction for the winter. This will include additional landscaping, ramps/walks to connect our path through the entire project, and stabilization of the area that will become the Trillium and Meadow Homes.

This winter “quiet time” will allow new residents to move in, let the site be still for several months – and we’ll be ready and rested to begin final completion of work in spring 2018.

October Construction update

As we wind down work for the year, our teams are checking off minor “punch list” items throughout the Park neighborhood. All tasks in occupied and for-sale units should be completed in the next couple of weeks.

Site grading is essentially complete, with stairs and ramps now shaped in the southeast corner of the grounds and concrete work set for next week. Landscaping in that area will follow – we are on schedule to beat the rain and tidy up the site for winter.

The big news is the imminent opening of our new Community Center – and does it look great! The 17-panel solar array went up on the center’s bike shelter this week, great news for sustainable use. We have a few minor items left to install, from drinking fountains to appliances, barn doors and some trim. We’ve applied to the city for building occupancy, and hope to have approval in the next few weeks.

Then we hope to see you all at the center for our annual Harvest Fest, Oct. 21!

And we still have room for you!

Grow Community still has great opportunities for buyers, starting with the Tsuga building – three units are still available, all 2-bedroom homes.

In the Lilac townhomes, 2- and 3-bedroom homes each with a generous 300-sf of private outdoor space are available. These are the only 3-bedroom units left at Grow and offer 1,600-sf of comfortable, environmentally friendly living.

Finally, we have view units available on the third floor of the Sage. Enjoy peek-a-boo views of Eagle Harbor and the Olympics. These 2-bedroom homes include large masters and generous closet space.

Contact our sales team a get a personal tour today!

Grow Community Earns Built Green Project of the Year

And the plaudits keep rolling in: Grow Community earned the Built Green Project of the Year award at the annual Built Green Conference in Seattle recently.

The prestigious award honors excellence in environmentally friendly residential construction in the Puget Sound region, as judged by peers in the construction industry.

“The award was unexpected, and we are deeply honored to earn it considering the unbelievable work our peers have accomplished in 2017,” says Greg Lotakis, Grow’s project manager. “Builders across our region are really pushing the envelope for sustainability, using the Built Green standards as their benchmark to serve both homebuyers and the long-term interests of the planet.”

The Grow team thanked the Built Green program, the Grow design and construction teams, and our residents – all of whom have believed in possibility and made Grow Community a reality.

The Built Green program is sponsored by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, in partnership with other Washington agencies to set standards of excellence that make a significant impact on housing, health and the environment and are readily “do-able” today.

For more information on the program see www.builtgreen.net.

Unique 3-story home in the Tsuga now on the market

One of our most striking and unique residences is now on the market and move-in ready. The three-story layout offers a majestic vaulted ceiling and loft space over the main living room, with a spacious outdoor deck on every level and a more-than-generous area for a home theater, workout room or den. The home offers 1,700 sf spread over three floors, with its own private elevator for convenience.

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Click here to learn more about homes still available to purchase in the Tsuga

April 2017 Construction Update

Spring has sprung at Grow Community, and our second and third neighborhoods are bursting forth.

First, at the Grove: Our last unit (D103) in the Tsuga is a very cool home, is now on the market, and move-in ready. With only five homes left in this building, the time to visit is now! Outside we’re doing some landscaping touchup and tree replacement – after one of our more memorable (read: cold and wet) winters, our plants are taking a bit more time to bud, but they’ll get there soon.

Next door at the Park: The Lilac Townhomes are in the finishing stage with prep for move-in now underway. All major work items are complete, with only cosmetic work left before the final clean. We’ve filed with the City of Bainbridge Island for occupancy, and we should see our first residents here by May!

The Sage remains on schedule for a summer completion. Elevator work, drywall and exterior siding are in process, while finish work on the inside (including cabinets) is expected to begin at the end of April. Landscaping throughout the Park will continue through summer.

Linking them all is the Community Center, where framing should be completed this month; roofing and windows will follow soon. You’ll see more activity around the center with the addition of new walks, planters and landscaping. We hope to host an event in this great new space (even during construction) to celebrate its importance as a new hub for our community – watch for an announcement in May!

the Lilac Townhomes bloom for spring

Plenty of projects promise a “park-like setting.” Grow Community offers you an actual park. Now selling for spring 2017 move-ins, the Lilac townhomes are designed in harmony with the beautiful outdoors. Each unit opens onto an expansive community greenway, bringing the signature Park right to the threshold of your cozy, covered front porch.

Spacious 2- and 3-bedroom layouts are available (1,320-1,653 sf.), offering open floor plans downstairs and comfortable living spaces above. Homes are rich in natural light thanks to generous windows and thoughtful layouts.

Broad, inviting backyard decks give you plenty of room for summer barbecues, outdoor dinners or just enjoying the sunset. And a solar option is available for all units, letting you harvest all that sunlight for sustainable living.

All parking is tucked away underground (with added storage space), leaving the area around your home open for more natural features, more Northwest landscaping, more quiet pathways … more Park.

 

Seasons Turn – March 2017 Construction Update

The turn of seasons brings splendid new growth at Grow Community — Lilac townhomes are coming online, the first homes to be completed in our new Park neighborhood. Finish work is now underway inside the units, including counters and fixtures, while exterior details should be wrapped up over the next couple of weeks. Landscaping will follow, to the same lush standard of native greenery found throughout Grow’s first two neighborhoods.

Work continues on the Sage building, while the Community Center should begin to spring up from its concrete pad in the coming weeks.

PSE celebrates Grow’s energy efficiency program

Puget Sound Energy visited Grow Community recently to celebrate the success of our Energy Efficiency program for Multifamily buildings.

Our development team and PHC Construction welcomed PSE officials for the occasion, to fete an effort that has been ongoing for several years.

Incentives from the PSE program helped offset costs for the heat pump hot water heating systems within the Salal, Juniper and Tsuga buildings.

Coupled with rooftop solar production, the program has greatly reduced energy costs in these multifamily buildings. Owners benefit additionally from solar power net-metering and production incentives.

We hope to repeat the program with other multifamily buildings now underway in Grow’s third neighborhood, the Park.

“It was a great morning visit, and an overdue tour for the PSE team that has been working with us to help Grow’s goals of energy efficiency,” said Greg Lotakis, project manager. “PSE has been a great partner.”

Grow Community’s multifamily solar program was chronicled recently at Solar Power World Online. Read the story here.

Winter marches on, so too the final touches on Grow Community phase 2, the Grove

Finishing crews are now wrapping up the Tsuga’s “tall skinny” unit with its unique three-floor layout, while two recent sales elsewhere in the building mean we’ll be welcoming some more new residents to the community soon.

Meanwhile in the final phase of Grow, the Park:

The Lilac townhomes are coming along apace, with the completion date and move-ins beginning this spring. These fine 2 and 3-bedroom townhomes are now for sale.

Just across the grounds, work on the Sage is in full swing, with the roof nearing completion and finish crews going to town inside.

Permitting for the Trillium and Meadow Homes at the south end of the Park is still in process, but we are already prepping for work by removing excess dirt from the site. Progress on the Community Center (currently an expansive concrete slab) will resume once the framing crew is available.

And out in the Park grounds, site paths and concrete work continue as we begin knitting together “greater Grow”– the Village and Grove neighborhoods will soon be linked with the front of the Lilac by convenient pedestrian paths.

With the dark days of winter still upon us, can spring be far behind?

No! And that means you’ll soon see more landscaping work in both neighborhoods, as we do a final tidy-up of the Grove and work our way through the Park toward Shepard Way.

 

the Tsuga – 2 bedroom units for sale – MOVE IN TODAY

The first neighborhood in Grow Community phase 2 is called the Grove, so it’s apropos that one of its signature buildings draws its name from the Northwest forest.  The Tsuga (pronounced SOO-guh) is named for a familiar group of conifers from the pine family — your friendly neighborhood Western hemlock. These grand, fragrant giants are so central to our local environs, we even honor Tsuga heterophylla as our Washington state tree.

We had the quiet nobility of this splendid specimen in mind as we designed the Tsuga. Five beautiful 2-bedroom homes have just come online in this bright and airy building, offering single-level living with spacious decks overlooking the beautiful green space of the Grove. Enjoy 1,200 square feet of comfortable, ultra-energy-efficient living space and fine appointments.

Now available to tour: One of our most striking residences, a unique three-story layout,with a spacious outdoor deck on every level and a more-than-generous area for a home theater, workout room or den. The home offers 1,700 sf spread over three floors, with its own private elevator for convenience. Visit Grow Community and tour this distinctive unit today!

Come inside and look around — without leaving your chair

Want to experience Grow Community, but don’t have time to visit our model home?

Now you can take a virtual tour with a click of your mouse. Here’s a 360-degree video tour of our 2 bedroom model unit in the new Tsuga building in Grow phase 2, the Grove.

As the video rolls, use your mouse to scroll all around the room and even the grounds outside. See for yourself the spacious floor plans, fine craftsmanship and eco-friendly features — it’s almost like being here!

Note: To watch 360° videos, you need the latest version of the Chrome, Opera, Firefox or Internet Explorer browser. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app.