Courtesy of Housing Resources Bainbridge:
On February 5th the City approved a motion to contract with HRB for a feasibility study to develop approximately four-acres of the 13.78-acre parcel known as the Suzuki Property. Located at the corner of New Brooklyn Road and Sportsman Club Road, the development offers one of the best opportunities in decades for the City to take a leadership position in addressing the affordability crisis on Bainbridge Island.
The history of development potential on the Suzuki Property dates back to 2015, when the City Council decided to consider development alternatives for the property and issued a request for proposals. Olympic Property Group (OPG) prepared a number of site plans and now serves as the lead consultant in moving the Suzuki Project through the project approval and environmental review process. OPG’s contract does not extend to the development and construction phase.
In order to fulfill our mission, and as the only housing non-profit serving Bainbridge Island, HRB has a strong desire to help the City realize the vision for Suzuki and has pledged to work with all partners to make the project a reality. The City has very clear goals for affordability and conservation including 100% affordability for all units for income levels from 30-120% of area median income; permanent housing affordability for all rental and home ownership properties; and protection of the natural environment.
Your continued support and advocacy to the City Council can help HRB move this project forward and ensure that we are able to maximize the number of affordable housing units built on the property. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts and support for this vital project the City Council.