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Harper Pier, Reliable Storage expansion among recent building projects approved

July 18th, 2014 by Tad Sooter

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A whole bundle of flashy commercial building projects were approved in the first three months of 2014. Not so many in the second three months.

These were the projects that stood out as we looked over building permits issued in April, May and June this year:

  • Nine permits were issued by Kitsap County for Reliable Storage buildings in the Spring Creek/Mullenix area of South Kitsap. Total valuation: $2.3 million.
  • The county also gave a green light for the reconstruction of Harper Pier (pictured above during demolition), a Port of Bremerton project. Valuation: $458,880.

  • Summer is the season for school construction projects. An expansion of the West Hills STEM Academy was approved by Kitsap County (Valuation: $2.5 million). Bremerton High School and several other schools were in line for new roofs.

Overall, the volume of building permits was up across the county in the second quarter of 2014 compared with 2013, though valuations were down. Fewer single family homes were permitted. Here’s a graphical look at permit activity around the county:

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