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Port Orchard preschool breaking ground on new building

stepping-stonesSouth Kitsap’s Stepping Stones Learning Center and Preschool will soon step into a new building.

The Christian education center announced plans last week to construct a 5,000-square-foot facility at 1914 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard.

The building will include three classrooms, recreation space and offices. Plans call for 25 parking spaces and a fenced outdoor play area.

The city recently issued site development permits for the project, according to the news release. Port Orchard-based Pristine Homes is the contractor.

A groundbreaking celebration is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Monday. The facility is expected to be ready by the start of the 2017-18 school year.

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.

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.