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New plan for Silverdale waterfront development

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A new proposal has been submitted for Bucklin Court, a planned development on the Silverdale waterfront, just east of Silverdale Beach Hotel.

Bucklin Court was initially designed as a three- to four-story, mixed-use development with up to 13 apartment or condominium units. The development would have also featured 4,500 square feet of retail space and 3,700 square feet of restaurant space.

A proposed revision to the performance based development, submitted to the county Oct. 5, would increase the number of residential units from 13 to 30 and eliminate the retail and restaurant spaces.

A preliminary site plan for the revised Bucklin Court proposal shows a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, served by about 30 surface parking stalls and underground parking. Other planned amenities include kayak storage and an entry garden.

The applicant Daybreak Development, LLC. of Belfair. Daybreak Development bought the 1.33-acre property in 2014 for $1 million, according to assessor’s records.

A hearing for the proposal is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 10.

Bucklin Court preliminary site plan by Tad Sooter

Port Washington: The Kitsap city that almost was

I was bumbling through the county’s public records website the other day when an old plat map from 1890 caught my attention.

The plat was for a Kitsap County city called Port Washington: A city that doesn’t exist.

city.of.port.washingtonI was immediately fascinated (my editors might say “sidetracked”) by this mystery city. From a glance, it was clear the backers of this town had big ambitions.

The sheer number of lots seemed astounding. The plat showed several hundred tiny parcels squeezed into a 130-acre waterfront property. It was the kind of urban density that would make a modern planner proud.  Continue reading