What a wonderful year 2017 has been for Grow Community! As we enter the season of reflection, we pause to celebrate our many successes and the friends who made it all possible.
From the very start, we set out to make Grow a showcase for eco-positive construction, with energy-saving features throughout every home. And it’s earning notice. Early in the year, Puget Sound Energy feted our energy efficiency program for multifamily buildings with a visit and presentation.
When the Urban Land Institute held its annual conference in Seattle this past spring, Grow Community was on the tour stops. We were pleased to welcome leaders in spheres ranging from development to investment, planning and design, as they came to Bainbridge Island for site visits. What a great privilege to host these national leaders in sustainable planning!
Even as the new Community Center in the Park neighborhood took shape, we couldn’t wait to share it. So we invited folks with longtime ties to the neighborhood – including Jerry Grow, a descendent of our namesake pioneer family – for a Sharing Our History gathering and reception.
Along the way we earned Built Green’s prestigious Project of the Year Award, as selected by our peers around the Northwest construction community. What an honor!
And Grow’s position as Washington’s largest planned solar community continued to bloom, as the Community Center got its own row of solar panels on the bike shelter behind the building. It’s all part of our ongoing commitment toward sustainability and energy self-sufficiency.
The Grow Community team thanks our residents, construction and sales teams, and our many supporters for their enthusiasm and hard work this past year.
With just a few more buildings to go, we’re into the Homestretch – but in this season, we celebrate simply Home: Grow Community.