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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 14, 2013
Contact:

Michelle Perdue, Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program
360.337.5777 or mperdue@co.kitsap.wa.us

No: 2013-095

Manchester community invited to Design Workshop for the downtown stormwater park
Meeting set for Tuesday October 22 at the Manchester Public Library

(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County Public Works invites community members to a design workshop to discuss the Manchester Stormwater Park, currently scheduled to begin construction in 2014 and 2015. This project adds high-capacity stormwater treatment for the area and creates a new Stormwater Park with a community commons area at Colchester and Main.

Manchester Public Library
8067 East Main Street, Manchester
Tuesday, October 22 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The workshop provides an opportunity for the community to learn about and discuss design alternatives for the community commons area of the stormwater park. County staff and representatives from their consultant will provide a presentation on the entire project, and display potential design options for the commons area. Following the presentation, participants will take part in an exercise to provide their comments and additional ideas, which helps guide the County to the next step of narrowing down options for voting by the community.

This meeting is the first step in the public input process for this project. “Hearing from people about their needs and preferences for community amenities will help us to move to the next phase of project design. The County is interested in designing features that will enhance the community and support the area’s stormwater treatment needs,” said Chris May, Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program Manager. An additional public feedback opportunity will follow the workshop after the final options are determined.

For more information about this project, visit http://www.kitsapgov.com/sswm/Manchester_SW_Retrofit.htm.

About the Surface and Stormwater Management Program
The Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management (SSWM) Program protects people, property and natural resources by reducing flooding and stormwater runoff, conserving groundwater, restoring fish habitat, and preventing stormwater pollution. For more information about the Surface and Stormwater Management Program, visit www.kitsapgov.com/sswm.

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014