21CD twenty-first century development

Grow Community

Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

The Grow Community is a neighborhood development that promotes sustainable living. One Planet Living Community. Innovative sustainable community that encourages dense development. 

Size:

8 acres, 130 homes

Dates:

2011 - 2016

Project Team:

Developer: Asani Architects: Davis Studio Architecture+ Design, Cutler Anderson, Hartman Architecture + Design, Construction: PHC construction

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Urban agricultural program.

Strategies: Community gardens with 65% of residents participating, access to services in town.

Habitat

Goals: 10% certified as wildlife back- yard habitat.

Strategies: 35% tree canopy coverage over the site, rain gardens with pollinator

Transportation

Goals: 0.6 cars per household, transit oriented.

Strategies: Ferry connection to Seattle, community shared vehicle, bicycle infrastructure, public paths, parking on perimeter of development.

Water

Water

Goals: Reduce consumption by 47% compared to regional average.

Strategies: 95% storm water running off site will be treated, water consumption monitored currently 53 gallons/person/day.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Zero carbon emissions by 2020.

Strategies: Solar PV arrays provide 85% of electricity demand, passive solar design strategies, continued monitoring of energy performance by Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Public access to streets, human scale design, community involved in sustainable initiatives, easy access to town center.

Materials

Materials

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: 100% wood sourced with SFI certificate, materials sourced within 300 miles, preference for sustainable materials.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Prefabricated construction, reduce, reuse, recycle, compost.

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Sources: growbainbridge.com  |  inhabitat.com  |  bioregional.com

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.