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Jimmy John’s planned for new Silverdale building

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Jimmy John’s is bringing its “freaky fast” sandwich service to Silverdale.

The restaurant chain was the first tenant confirmed for a 4,200-square-foot commercial building now under construction next to the AMC in Silverdale. 

jjLogoLargeProperty manager Jeff Coombe said the structure should be finished by the end of the year. Jimmy Johns is expected to open in early 2017.

The building will have room for at least one other retail tenant, Coombe said.

Silverdale will be the second Kitsap County franchise location for Jimmy John’s. The same franchisee group opened a shop at the corner of Burwell Street and Park Avenue in Bremerton in 2013.

The future home of Jimmy John’s in Silverdale is being constructed in a parking lot at Clear Creek Office Plaza. Coombe said the existing building in the plaza just underwent a $1 million remodel and has space available for new tenants.

The owner of the plaza property also owns the neighboring AMC parcel. The theater is enjoying an uptick in business after receiving $4 million in improvements, Coombe said.

The Randall Way/Kitsap Mall Boulevard corridor has been hopping with construction this year. 

Newlife church broke ground on a new center at the site of the former Regal cinema in May. A self-storage center is taking shape on the hillside west of Randall.

Kitsap Mall is expanding to make room for a Dick’s Sporting Goods store, set to open this fall.

Sierra Trading Post planning Silverdale store

sierratradingpost-logoOutdoor gear seller Sierra Trading Post is planning a brick-and-mortar store in the Trails at Silverdale shopping center.

A permit application to build out the retailer’s space at The Trails was filed with the county last month.

However, a Sierra Trading Post representative said Tuesday she could not confirm a Silverdale location was planned.

The store appears to be headed for one of the remaining large retail spaces at the north end of the Greaves Way development.

GraphicTempSierra Trading Post is part of the TJX family of stores, which includes T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods (Homegoods already opened in the Trails).

Sierra is best known as an online retailer, but TJX recently began a push to open more physical storefronts, according to a story by Chain Store Age.

Silverdale shoppers will have plenty of options when it comes to outdoor apparel and sporting goods.

The town already has a Big 5, REI and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Dick’s Sporting Goods will open in Kitsap Mall later this year.

More Trails stores opening soon

Trails at Silverdale General Manager Paul Brett said two large stores are expected to open at the shopping center in August.

First will be Old Navy, which is moving from Ridgetop Boulevard. Shoe store DSW should open later in the month, Brett said.

Starbucks, Sherwin Williams stores approved in Poulsbo

rpi retailPoulsbo has approved plans for a retail complex that will house a Starbucks coffee shop and Sherwin-Williams paint store.

The stores will be constructed on a parcel directly north of CVS, off the intersection of Highway 305 and Hostmark Street (see inset image).

Starbucks will get a 2,000-square-foot shop with drive through. Sherwin-Williams will occupy a 4,000-square-foot space.

The Poulsbo planning director approved the project Aug. 1, according to a notice published by the city.

The applicant is PacLand-Seattle, which initially submitted plans for a coffee shop and restaurant on the site.

CVS sold the 1-acre parcel to Seattle-based RPI Poulsbo LLC. at the end of June for $1.175 million, according to county documents.

Sherwin Williams already signed a 10-year lease agreement with RPI Poulsbo, with a projected start date of May 2017.

I included a little more context in my original post on this project.

Plans filed for new Bruce Titus Ford dealership

titus.renderingPermit applications filed with the city this month give a first look at Bruce Titus Ford’s expansion plans in Port Orchard.

The Bay Street dealership recently purchased an adjacent lot where St. Vincent de Paul runs a thrift store. St. Vincent plans to open a new shop on Bethel Avenue later this year, and will continue operating on Bay Street until then.faith2_21706995_ver1.0_640_480

Bruce Titus Ford is proposing a two-story, 29,000-square-foot building on the site of the current thrift store.

For perspective, the existing showroom is about 12,000 square feet. The existing thrift store building is roughly 26,000 square feet.

Below is a preliminary site plan for the proposed Bruce Titus project (click here to view the full plan set):

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Port Orchard Community Development Director Nick Bond said the project will require a conditional use permit, shoreline development permit and shoreline variance.

The Bay Street Pedestrian Path will be extended along the shoreline of the property via an easement.

You can view the notice of application and SEPA determination of non significance for the dealership project here. Comments will be accepted through Aug. 12.

According to county documents, Titus paid $1.65 million for the St. Vincent parcel, which was owned by Port Orchard Shopping Center LP. The two waterfront properties total about 3.3 acres.

Business has been good lately for Port Orchard dealerships. New and used car dealers within the city reported higher gross sales in 2015 than in 2007, before the start of the recession, according to numbers from the state Department of Revenue. 

Meeting scheduled for new Bainbridge school campus

madrona.schoolNeighbors can get an early look at plans for a new private school campus on Bainbridge Island this month.

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Site location. Click to enlarge.

A public participation meeting for Madrona School‘s planned facility at 11478 North Madison Ave. will be held from 6:30-8 p .m., July 18 at City Hall Council Chambers.

The K-8 Waldorf school currently shares space with Eagle Harbor Congregational Church in Winslow. About 130 students attend the school each year, according to its website.

Madrona’s new campus will be constructed on a 1.3-acre property just north of the intersection with NE Valley Road (see the inset image above).

Plans for the complex include classrooms, assembly space, offices, a playfield, 39-parking spaces, stormwater infrastructure and on-site septic, according to pre-application materials submitted to the city in June. An existing single-family residence, barn and sheds will be demolished.

The public participation meeting is a mandatory step in the city’s permitting process.

U-Haul storage center approved in Gorst

U-HAUL LOGOA familiar name in moving is putting down roots in Gorst.

U-Haul recently purchased a storage center inside the triangle formed by the junction of Highway 3 and Highway 16.

Now the county has approved a project to expand the existing facility with a three-story, 50,000-square-foot storage building and attached warehouse.

u-haul.gorstNotice of administrative conditional use permit approval was posted May 18. 

The facility will provide climate-controlled storage and moving vehicle rentals, according to the notice.

Storage facilities seem to be sprouting up all over these days.

Construction on one self storage complex is underway on Randall Way in Silverdale. It’s set to open next winter.

Meanwhile, a Seattle company is considering a three-story facility by Safeway in Poulsbo.

Housing development approved in Winslow

The City of Bainbridge Island approved a 28-home housing development at the northeast corner of Wyatt Way and Madison Avenue in Winslow.

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Wyatt Cottages will be built on two parcels bordering an apartment complex and the Madison Tot Lot (see the embedded site plan).

Madison Avenue Development and the island’s park district had discussed a land swap that would have relocated the tot lot to the corner of Wyatt and Madison.

That plan was unpopular with park-goers and eventually nixed.

According to documents posted by the city, the park district and developer did agree to an easement which will allow the access road for the development to cross the southwest corner of the park district’s tot lot parcel.

In exchange, the district will be able to use the new driveway for park access.

According to a project narrative filed last year, Wyatt Cottages is designed to be a “low scale, walkable neighborhood of single-family homes.” Each house will have a private garden space and a roof oriented to maximize exposure for solar panels.

Comments on the land use decision will be accepted through May 27.

Crunch fitness gym proposed in Silverdale

crunch_logo_purpleA Crunch fitness club could soon join Ashley Furniture in Silverdale.

A permit application for a 21,000-square-foot gym was submitted to the county March 30.

If approved, Crunch will take over a portion 57,500-square-foot Ashley Furniture building on Ridgetop Boulevard.

An Ashley Furniture manager confirmed the home furnishings store will remain open, but its space will be roughly divided in half to accommodate the gym.

Plans for the fitness club include exercise and weight lifting equipment, a group fitness area and locker rooms, according to application documents.

Silverdale would be the second Washington location for Crunch, which also has a gym in Bellevue. The chain was founded in New York City in 1989 and now boasts more than 150 franchised and corporately-operated gyms, according to its website.

Base memberships cost about $10 a month.

Taco Bell planned for Highway 303

taco.bellUPDATE: For those of you wondering, it appears the applicants for the new Taco Bell project are also owners of the existing Taco Bell on Wheaton Way.

A Taco Bell with drive-thru is planned for a vacant lot on Highway 303, south of Fairgrounds Road, according to a permit application filed with the county.

The 2,000-square-foot restaurant will be built adjacent to Starbucks, Quiznos and, most interestingly, a Taco del Mar.

(Taco Time is located on the same stretch of highway, and there’s a Taco Bell less than 2 miles south on Wheaton Way.)

Click on the image above to see the site plan for the new Taco Bell.

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