SOUTH KITSAP COMMUNITY EVENTS CENTER
KITSAP DAILY NEWS | AUGUST 28, 2019
pfd commissioners affirm their support for sk project
“This is our number one project. This is the project that we are going to give money to,” the chairman said. “I want to give [you] that kind of understanding from me personally as one member of the board.”
KITSAP SUN | AUGUST 1, 2019
PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT RANKS PROJECTS
After months of deliberations, Kitsap Public Facilities District commissioners this week revealed which community projects they think most deserve millions of dollars in public funding. The consensus top pick is the South Kitsap Community Event Center, a proposed $20 million conference and event center in downtown Port Orchard.
KITSAP DAILY NEWS | JULY 31, 2019
PFD ranks SK top priority
“The takeaway from all this is that South Kitsap finished No. 1 in the ranking,” Sego said. “The expectation is that provides us the certainty that we’ll be funded. To what degree will be determined over the next month. The great news is that this community rose up. This is the second time that we’ve had more than a hundred people at a meeting. Nobody has ever come close to that at a PFD meeting.”
KITSAP DAILY NEWS | APRIL 30, 2019
Port signs on as public partner
In its resolution, the commissioners stated that the Port’s status as a public partner in the project “will assist with the effort to identify and secure funding for the CEC [community events center] project, including local, state and federal grant sources, private benefactors and other appropriate sources for the funding of the project.”
KITSAP DAILY NEWS | APRIL 29, 2019
City Council approves public partner resolution
The City Council has adopted a resolution that confirms the City of Port Orchard’s participation as a public partner in the proposed $20 million downtown Community Events Center project, alongside the Port of Bremerton and Kitsap County.
KITSAP DAILY NEWS | MARCH 13, 2019
CIVIC BOOSTERS URGE KPFD TO COMMIT
Sego said with a facilities district buy-in sometime in April, SWG’s objective would be to have a development deal struck with the City of Port Orchard so that ground could be broken on phase one in a year’s time.
KITSAP DAILY NEWS | JANUARY 8, 2019
KPFD TO TAKE UP COMMUNITY CENTER PROPOSAL JAN. 14
PORT ORCHARD — Ambitious plans submitted by investment partners to build a downtown community events center in Port Orchard is now in the hands of the Kitsap Public Facilities District.
KITSAP DAILY NEWS | NOVEMBER 28, 2018
COMMUNITY CENTER CONCEPT BEING PLANNED FOR DOWNTOWN
“I’ve heard from residents over the years who’ve said, ‘It’s so important that we do something about our downtown,” Putaansuu said. “I’m very confident we’re getting a quality project.”
KITSAP SUN | NOVEMBER 28, 2018
COMMUNITY CENTER PROPOSED IN DOWNTOWN PORT ORCHARD
The plan calls for a 24,000-square-foot community center that would include 9,000 square feet for Kitsap Regional Library's Port Orchard branch and 4,000 square feet for a theater, as well as meeting rooms, a catering kitchen and restaurant.