A Community Effort

Grow Community is a new type of development, designed to reach standards not yet seen in a residential development in our country. We know the challenge is great — that’s why we think it’s worth doing.

We’re not doing it alone. We’ve assembled a team of experts to imagine, design and create Grow Community. We’ve also reached out to our island community, our Seattle friends, and dozens of volunteers and neighbors to create a vision for this unique project.

They’ve helped us achieve something far beyond our expectations, enriching our lives and our experience along the way. Together, we have grown a community.

Meet our Team

Development Team

John Ellis
Ed Ellis
Greg Lotakis
Joie Olsen
Deb Henderson
Green Canopy


the Village & Final Phase (coming 2022)
Davis Studio Architecture + Design, LLC

the Grove & the Park
Cutler Anderson Architects

the Community Center
Hartman Architecture + Design

Consultants / Design Support

Green Canopy
Connect Development Group
TRUE Creative
PLACE STUDIO, Landscape Design
Adam Wheeler, Browne Engineering
John Davies, RTC
Tim Goss, Landscape Architect
Greg Hartman, Architect sustainable design
Tadashi Shiga, Evergreen Certified
Ryan Vancil, Vancil Law Offices
Anthony Rich, Architectural Photography

David Cohen, Lifestyle Photography
Scott MacGowan, Homegrown Organics
Jeff Pryde, Forest Pryde, Inc
Laura Zoerb, LZJ Interiors
Kia Micaud, Landscape Architect

One Planet Champions

Health & Happiness: Leslie Schneider
Zero Carbon: Justin Davis
Zero Waste: Marja Preston
Sustainable Transport: John Davies
Sustainable Materials: Jonathan Davis and Amanda Sturgeon
Local & Sustainable Food: Scott MacGowen
Sustainable Water: Adam Wheeler
Land Use & Wildlife: Tim Goss
Culture & Community: Jon Quitslund
Equity & Local Economy: Mercy Rome