Heads Up Manchester: Hearing Set for Oct. 22 on Three-Story Project

Correction: The date of the is meeting was incorrectly listed. It is next Thursday, Oct. 22.

The Kitsap County Hearing Examiner will hold a public hearing on a conditional use permit application submitted by Tri Hutch for the proposed Spruce House project in Manchester. The hearing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday Oct. 22 in the Port Blakely Room of the county administration building, 619 Division St., Port Orchard.
The owners seek to build a three-story, retail-residential structure within the Manchester Village Commercial Zone. Spruce House is one of four three-story projects approved by Kitsap County before revision of the Manchester Community Plan in 2007. Previously, county code allowed buildings up to 35 feet or three stories in downtown Manchester. Although the revised plan limits buildings in the downtown core to 28 feet or two stories, the four projects were allowed at 35 feet.
Spruce House includes below ground parking, with 7,455 square feet of retail and office space on the ground floor, and two stories above consisting of nine condominiums. The total square footage is 54,777. The .53-acre site is located at the corner of Colchester Drive and Spruce Street.

One thought on “Heads Up Manchester: Hearing Set for Oct. 22 on Three-Story Project

  1. This parcel that is connected to the village post office, would have been land worthy for Port of Manchester to consider to purchase for community purposes. I understand that the post office operates under a lease and they are/have outgrown their building already. Bet with three more condos in town the post office will be looking for new land. This land combination would have been a perfect place for a Manchester Community Center, Government Municipal Complex, etc. Right across the street from Spruce House project sits another piece of commercial property currently vacant, Fox’s former pipe shop. I wonder how long Tri Hutch will be delayed by community activism. Looks like a repeat is coming of what the Anchor’s project owner contended with. Soon all those former players will be back in their foxholes. and the beat goes on…again.

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