|| March 18, 2014
|| Angie Silva, Commissioner's Office
|| 360.337.4841 or
CK Community Campus partnership with Library District on
(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County is working cooperatively with
the Kitsap Regional Library (KRL) district discussing the feasibility of
locating a new 8,000-10,000 square foot Silverdale library branch on the
Central Kitsap Community Campus. Discussions are focusing on the location
and cost associated with locating on the Campus and are expected to be
completed in June.
Since the completion of the Haselwood Family YMCA in 2012, this public
partnership with KRL is taking steps towards a new and re-energized
redevelopment phase for the Campus. Kitsap County has committed to
identifying a preliminary range of transportation mitigation and costs, as
well as determining ground lease logistics. KRL has selected two location
priorities on the Campus, which include the current community center and/or
“We look forward to working with the Library district to identify
information for both parties to make a knowledgeable location decision and
to develop a work plan for future efforts that ensure a successful
collaboration and transition into a new facility,” said Commissioner Linda
Streissguth who represents the Central Kitsap district.
Once a location is determined many details must be worked out between both
agencies before construction begins. Negotiations begin in June, after the
preliminary information is received. Items to be negotiated include a review
of existing spaces, and analysis of future meeting space needs, relocation
of Sheriff’s precinct functions, detailed traffic mitigation analysis and
future enhancement of public open spaces.
“It is not our intent to bring bulldozers to the Campus tomorrow,"
Commissioner Streissguth added. “We want to work cooperatively with KRL to
outline a strategy towards measurable project milestones and identify
mitigation needs that can be vetted with existing Campus tenants, the
public, Central Kitsap Community Council and all other interested parties,”
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