The City of Bainbridge Island is the owner of a 13.83-acre undeveloped property located at the southeast corner of New Brooklyn and Sportsman Club Roads, commonly referred to as the Suzuki property.
In March 2016, the Bainbridge Island City Council established a path to move forward with the development of the Suzuki Property, including completing an ecological study of the property and identifying a development team, the Olympic Property Group, to begin negotiating a development agreement.
The Ecological Assessment (PDF) is available for download.
In November 2016, the City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with ESA for an ecological assessment of the Suzuki Property. Click on the following links to view the contract (PDF)and scope of work (PDF) that were included in the Council packet during their November 1 meeting.
In 2014, the City held a Community Workshop to solicit community input on whether and how the property should be sold, and what use should be made of the property.
In 2015, the City issued a Request for Proposals for the possible development of the site. The deadline for submission was November 30, 2015. The following four submissions were received:
- Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District (PDF)
- Blue Architecture + Interiors (PDF)
- Housing Resources Bainbridge/Housing Kitsap (PDF)
- Olympic Property Group/Davis Studio Architecture + Design (PDF)
Thanks to Bainbridge Community Broadcasting for providing this podcast that includes a brief summary of all of the proposals.
In 2008, a taskforce was formed to discuss potential uses for the Suzuki property. The Suzuki Task Force issued a report with recommendations to the Land Use Committee. This report can be found online (PDF).