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Developer shares plans for Rolling Bay project


A Bainbridge developer plans to seek approval this fall for a project that will bring new homes, shops and a restaurant to the island’s Rolling Bay center.

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Sunrise Square, which came before the city’s Design Review Board in 2015, will be located on Sunrise Drive, just north of the intersection with Valley Road.

Rolling Bay Land Co. owner Lisa Martin said she expects construction to begin by next summer, if permitting goes smoothly. The development could be ready for tenants in by early 2018.

 Plans for Sunrise Square include 6,700 square feet of residential space (both detached homes and apartments), 4,100 square feet of commercial space and a 2,300-square-foot freestanding restaurant.

Martin and architect Russ Hamlet, who’ve teamed up on several eco-friendly projects, emphasized energy and water efficiency in the design of Sunrise Square.

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Geothermal and solar systems will help offset the development’s energy needs, Martin said.

Buildings in Sunrise Square will feature vacuum toilets that use far less water than even low-flow toilets. Waste will be composted before it’s discharged into the development’s septic drain field.

The western portion of the 2-acre parcel will be left undeveloped as an open space meadow.

Rolling Bay Land Co. is seeking tenants for the future development. Leasing information and more designs are posted below.

Renderings courtesy Rolling Bay Land Co. and Studio Hamlet

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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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.