November / 22 / 2017

What a wonderful year 2017 has been for Grow Community! As we enter the season of reflection, we pause to celebrate our many successes and the friends who made it all possible.

From the very start, we set out to make Grow a showcase for eco-positive construction, with energy-saving features throughout every home. And it ' s earning notice. Early in the year, Puget Sound Energy feted our energy efficiency program for multifamily buildings with a visit and presentation.
When the Urban Land Institute held its annual conference in Seattle this past spring, Grow Community was on the tour stops. We were pleased to welcome leaders in spheres ranging from development to investment, planning and design, as they came to Bainbridge Island for site visits. What a great privilege to host these national leaders in sustainable planning!

Even as the new Community Center in the Park neighborhood took shape, we couldn ' t wait to share it. So we invited folks with longtime ties to the neighborhood - including Jerry Grow, a descendent of our namesake pioneer family - for a Sharing Our History gathering and reception.

Along the way we earned Built Green ' s prestigious Project of the Year Award , as selected by our peers around the Northwest construction community. What an honor!

And Grow ' s position as Washington ' s largest planned solar community continued to bloom, as the Community Center got its own row of solar panels on the bike shelter behind the building. It ' s all part of our ongoing commitment toward sustainability and energy self-sufficiency.

The Grow Community team thanks our residents, construction and sales teams, and our many supporters for their enthusiasm and hard work this past year. 

With just a few more buildings to go, we ' re into the Homestretch - but in this season, we celebrate simply Home: Grow Community. 

With just three buildings to go, and construction paused for the winter, let's pause ourselves to appreciate how far Grow Community has come.  

This photo puts it all in perspective - three distinctive neighborhoods, tasteful, energy-efficient homes clustered around shared green spaces, a new community center, and row upon row (upon row!) of solar panels, soaking up the sun to help power Washington's largest planned solar community.
What a great community to be a part of! And what a great vantage to take it all in.


The US Environmental Protection Agency recently honored the City of Bainbridge Island with its Green Power of the Year Award - and Grow Community helped earn the honor.
In his report to the community, City Manager Doug Schulze cited Grow Community's leadership.
"Adjacent to one of Bainbridge's three neighborhood centers is Grow Community, one of the first North American communities built on the One Planet principles... 
"I know my neighbors' names, we take in packages for one another, share leftover birthday cake, and stroll into town together for coffee or the farmers market. Putting up the blinds every morning reveals a south view reminding me of how lucky I am to live at Grow. With stores, schools, medical clinics and the Seattle ferry within walking distance, my car spends its time in its assigned parking spot.  In summer, the deck space encourages moving life outside; in winter, watching the rain through the windows reminds me of how warm and peaceful it is inside." - New Grow Resident
We still have room for you...

Grow Community still has great opportunities for buyers, starting with the Tsuga building where only three 2 bedroom units remain.
In the Lilac townhomes, only three homes each with a generous 300-sf of private outdoor space remain. Unit K103 is the only 3-bedroom unit left at Grow and offers 1,600-sf of comfortable, environmentally friendly living.  
Finally, we have view units available on the third floor of the Sage. Enjoy peek-a-boo views of Eagle Harbor and the Olympics. These 2-bedroom homes include large masters and generous closet space.

Please contact our sales & leasing team for more details and to set up an appointment to tour our available homes:  206.452.6755  

Windermere has now joined Grow Community
in representing the remaining homes for sale on the MLS.