Island Center Subarea Planning 

You are invited to participate in an online survey to help identify priorities for the future of Island Center.

The City of Bainbridge Island and the Island Center Subarea Planning Process Steering Committee, made up mostly of people who live and work in or nearby Island Center, want to know how you think and feel about the future of this neighborhood center, located at the crossroads of Miller and New Brooklyn Roads near a gas station, auto repair shops, Bainbridge Rental, Sawatdy Thai Cuisine and Bainbridge Gardens, among others.

In 2017, the City Council identified Island Center subarea planning as a priority. The Council then appointed a steering committee, which has been meeting and gathering information. As part of the process, the committee is now looking for public participation. Please take a few minutes to complete the five-question survey to help us begin identifying priorities for this neighborhood center. The online survey is open until Sunday, July 15.

In addition to the online survey, please join us for “Envision Island Center – A Community Kickoff” on Monday, June 18 to learn more about the planning process and to contribute ideas. The discussion will include a presentation and have time for questions and answers. The June 18 event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.

For more information about the Island Center Subarea Planning Process, please contact Planning and Community Development at pcd@bainbridgewa.gov or Senior Planner Jennifer Sutton at 206-780-3772.

Please Join Us for 

Envision Island Center - A Community Kickoff.

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Island Center Neighborhood Center Map

Small Island Center Map

How Does the Subarea Planning Process Work?

The Subarea Planning Process is outlined in Bainbridge Island Municipal Code (BIMC) Section 2.16.210 (PDF). City Council had appointed a steering committee composed mostly of residents and business owners in or nearby Island Center.  The Island Center subarea planning process is expected to last 12 to 18 months.  The Steering Committee meets at 6:30 PM on the first and third Wednesday of every month at Congregation Kol Shalom (9010 Miller Road) located in Island Center.  Meeting agendas may be found here.

Relevant City Documents & Studies

The following documents help to explain the current status of the Island Center and showcase projects that are in process:

Historical Island Center Subarea Planning Process Documents

A previous Island Center subarea planning process took place between 2000 and 2002. The draft Island Subarea Plan that was developed, but not adopted by the City Council, and other supporting documents can be found on the City's NextRequest portal.