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Port Gamble Redevelopment

 

Port Gamble is the last company-owned town in Puget Sound and has been in the Pope Resources corporate family since 1853.  Olympic Property Group, a Pope Resources subsidiary has been preparing for the redevelopment of the town for over a decade by:

  • Revitalizing the commercial core

  • Building a new high-tech sewer plant and updating water utilities

  • Performing an environmental clean-up in the bay and on the former mill site

  • Filing a master plan and environmental impact statement with Kitsap County

The Future

Olympic Property Group is considering two alternatives for the future development of Port Gamble:

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Master Plan Alternative 1

  • Full development on mill site

  • 100-room hotel

  • 202,000-sf new commercial 

  • 265 new residences (293 total)

  • Rural agritourism parcels

  • 160-acres of open space

  • Adjacent to 3,500-acre shoreline park

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Master Plan Alternative 2

  • Smaller mill site development

  • 16-acres of waterfront open space

  • 100-room hotel

  • 80,000-sf new commercial 

  • 226 new residences (254 total)

  • Rural agritourism parcels

  • 160-acres of open space

  • Adjacent to 3,500-acre shoreline park

Reinvigorating Port Gamble to its past vitality and preparing for a greener, more sustainable future...

Port Gamble mid-1940s

Port Gamble 2018

What will stay the same:

  • The historic homes, store, theater, church and business buildings will remain.

  • Many acres of open space with large trees and wetlands will be permanently protected.

  • Trail connections will get even better, with plans for a future shoreline bluff trail, a new beach access trail, trail connections to a Mountain Bike Ride Park and space for the County's future Sound to Olympics trail.

 

What will change:

  • We propose to give up the heavy industrial zoning that currently allows a mill or manufacturing on the mill site. 

  • Instead, there may be homes, a hotel, some commercial or open space on the mill site.

  • We want to create destination agritourism like a winery, cidery and farm-to-table experiences on the hill near the old Babcock farm. 

  • There will be new homes and businesses in town. Port Gamble has been slowly disappearing since the 1920s when the auto repair building was built, signaling the beginning of mill employees moving out of town and the gradual loss of Port Gamble's buildings. The grand Puget Hotel, the hospital, school, the four-story, 100-room hotel annex, and most of the homes are gone now.  

  • Port Gamble will no longer be a company-owned town.  People will be able to buy a home, business or agricultural property.

  • One of the first new property owners will be West Sound Wildlife Shelter, who care for our region's wildlife. They will have plenty of space for injured birds and mammals to recover before being released back to the wild.

Announcements

The Draft EIS comment period has been extended until November 22nd, 2019

For more information, please visit County website:  https://www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/Pages/Port_Gamble_Redevelopment.aspx
You can view the video from our September 11th, 2019 neighbor meeting here:
September 11th, 2019 Presentation
You can view the video from our September 12th, 2019 public meeting here:
September 12th, 2019 Presentation

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