Blue Moon & Roost Land Companies, LLC has plans for multiple
homes, town houses, a hotel and rooftop restaurant and bar, along
with office, retail and artist space.
While the Lynwood Center buildings have a Tudor style, the
developers architect said the project will not be the same
INDIGO Architecture & Interiors does not “interpret” the
center’s design guidelines require the Tudor style.
The proposal did not say what specific style would be used in
Housing would be the first phase of the project, including five
2,000 square-feet single family houses with 800 square-feet
mother-in-law homes, two 1,700-square-feet single family houses and
six town house units above commercial space.
The project’s second phase would be three three-story buildings
about 9,000 square feet each. These buildings would include a hotel
called Hotel Charrette, rooftop restaurant with water views,
ground-floor retail with room for working artists and second floor
There also will be six “inn cottages” called Gypsy Wagons by the
proposed park and a market plaza along Point White Drive.
An existing brick house on the site will be renovated and used
for commercial purposes.
The site was previously a lumber yard and the rest of the
property has been used as a pasture for the last 40 years,
according to INDIGO’s proposal.
The Larson Lumber building is still on the site.
Developers also said in the proposal that they want to keep as
many of the trees as possible, including a pine by the market to
use as a holiday tree.
There will be a public meeting Monday night to address
ISLAND – Attorneys involved in the proposed Visconsi shopping
complex were requested by Bainbridge Hearing ExaminerStafford
Smith to submit their briefs by Wednesday, Feb. 12, and
Visconsi attorney Dennis Reynolds to submit his
reply by Monday, Feb. 17.
request on the final day of his hearings about the Visconsi project
on Jan. 28, followed the Bainbridge Planning Commission voting 7-0
in November to recommend denying the proposed 62,000-square-foot
shopping center. To be located on High School Road across the
street from McDonald’s, the 8-acre complex would have a two-story
medical facility, bank, drugstore, restaurants and other
looking at three parts to the Visconsi issue, a conditional use
permit, a site plan review and a State Environmental Policy Act,
Hearing Examiner Assistant Debbie Rose
Rose stated in an email Wednesday that Smith planned on having a
decision in the case by March 10.
“Legal briefing by the parties is scheduled to be completed by
2/24/14 and the hearing examiner expects a decision to be issued
within two weeks of that date,” Rose said.
When Smith reaches a decision on the Visconsi
project it, Rose said will be posted on the city’s
Starting Thursday, retailers are no longer allowed to provide
those thin, single-use plastic bags at checkout. Paper bags will
still be available, but the ordinance requires retailers to charge
5 cents for larger paper bags (this doesn’t apply to qualifying low
There are a few exceptions to the ban. Plastic bags are allowed
for restaurant take-out food, produce, greeting cards, small
hardware items, newspapers, dry cleaning and waste.
What stores does this apply to?
Short answer: All of them. This ban applies to all retailers
across the island, not just supermarkets. It also applies to
farmers markets and vendors at festivals. Food banks can
still use plastic bags.
Where can I get reusable bags?
Reusable bags are available at island grocery stores and some
other retailers. The city is handing out
a cloth “Bainbridge Bag” tonight during the Winslow
trick-or-treat event from 4-6 p.m, and at the library and City Hall
Since the story ran we’ve received a few inquiries from readers
asking how they can help, including an email this morning from
local Les Schwab manager Brett Clark. Donna McKinney of Helpline House responded
with some tips:
Thanks for your very prompt response to the article in the
paper! We appreciate donations of just about any foods, but
there are certain items that we are especially low on and/or are
distributed so fast that we cannot keep them in stock. At
this time, this is the list:
Sales tax figures released for the first six months of 2012
showed receipts from downtown Winslow were down 1.9 percent
compared to the same period last year ($211,718 compared to
$215,863). That figure might seem insignificant until you recall
what Winslow Way looked like in the first half of 2011:
Sales were lower from January to June this year than in 2011,
shoppers braved a jungle of barricades and traffic cones to
visit shops. Downtown continued to lose businesses as well,
down to 172 from a total of 201 in 2011.
“2011 was a tremendously tough year on our business. The Winslow
Way project was nine months of absolute stress. We averaged 165-250
customers in our store daily. During the peak of the construction
period, we were lucky to get 30 customers in the store/day. As a
result, we had to make cuts in hours, inventory, and extra
services. We lost staff and regular customers. The recovery has
been slow. We are also expecting a baby boy September 1st so we are
committed to the hope that our customers will continue to support
us – particularly through the slower summer months (which are often
the toughest for our business).”
Anyone can join in on the hit. It starts at noon and ends at 3
p.m. Once the shopping’s done, the mob plans to gather at Lynwood
Center’s Salmon Canyon
Cafe for a post-hit meal.
Hitchcock, a local
foods fine-dining restaurant that opened on Winslow Way last year,
is in talks to expand into the next-door space recently occupied by
a bath supply boutique.
“I’ve got some big plans for a business that would be an
extension of Hitchcock, philosophically, but deliver the products
we’ve worked so hard to procure over the last year to consumers in
a different way,” said owner/chef Brendan McGill.
He said he’ll divulge specifics once a deal for the space is
McGill is also expanding Hitchcock’s hours to include lunchtime
service. The focus will be on traditional Neopolitan pizzas made in
the restaurant’s wood-fired oven.
“Lunch is a good excuse to crank the oven up for pizzas – good,
fast lunch food,” he said.
Lunch service is offered now on weekends. Once the
reconstruction project is done this fall, Hitchcock will begin
serving lunch during weekdays.
I profiled Hitchcock last year when three restaurants
specializing in local foods opened at the same time in Winslow. One
of the restaurants closed a few months after opening. Its space
will soon open as a
wine bar. Local
Harvest is still going strong in the Pavilion. You can read
about the little boom in local food restaurants
In other Winslow food news, Greg Atkinson (chef, author, regular
NPR guest) is opening a French restaurant on Madrone Lane, near
Mora ice cream. Read more in Rachel Pritchett’s recent