When Bremerton Dreamed

Angela Dice, web editor here at the Kitsap Sun, was poking around the archives Monday and found a story she shared with me about Bremerton revitalization dreams made in 1987. Among the items on the wish list:

  • Professional offices
  • Retail
  • Apartments
  • Condos
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Boardwalk
  • Waterfront park
  • Boat moorage

The city stood ready to condemn properties owned by people who weren’t keen to redevelop soon enough to turn the parking lots into something splashy for the waterfront. The city’s chief planner emphasized that it was just a proposal.

All those things happened, except for apartments, and Ron Sher has it in mind to build those.

Two other things the dreamers wanted that have yet to arrive:

  • Tourists
  • Shoppers

Here’s the story:

1987 story on Bremerton revitalization

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