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Bainbridge Island Legislative Priorities at the 2o24 WA State Legislature

COBI Engages State Lobbyist, Finalizes 2024 Legislative Priorities

Over the past couple of year’s Washington State legislative sessions, a wide-ranging slate of house and senate bills have been passed with great impact to local land use, waste reduction, transportation, and utilities. In response to those actions, the City of Bainbridge Island has recently …

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Winslow Subarea Plan 2023 Update - Proposed Alternatives - Draft

Winslow Subarea Plan: First Draft of Three Visions for the Future of Downtown Presented

At COBI’s recent steering committee meeting for updating the Winslow Subarea Plan, Adam Amrhein of LMN Architects revealed their initial attempt to capture potential solutions for our community’s needs, taking into account input from workshops and surveys with our community, and from all the work …

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Housing Resources Bainbridge - Wintergreen Project on Bainbridge Island

Island Insights: HRB Public Policy Specialist Maggie Rich Shares how housing action plan helps island

Earlier this year, I accepted an invitation by Chamber President and CEO Stefan Goldby to serve as an at-large member of the Governmental Affairs Committee formed this spring. The decision to get involved was an obvious one. As Housing Resources Bainbridge (HRB) public policy specialist, …

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Housing Options To Meet Affordability Challenges. Image courtesy City of Bainbridge Island.

Planning Commission Unanimously Backs Housing Action Plan, Adds Recommendations

Commissioners Decide Plan Represents Best Practices Road Map for Addressing Affordability & Lack of Housing Diversity Bainbridge Island’s Draft Affordable Housing Plan was recommended without reservation by the planning commission at its meeting May 25th. All 7 members unanimously backed ECONorthwest’s draft plan and its …

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Affordable Housing Bainbridge Island Housing Action Plan

Housing Action Plan Is Critical Element To Address Decades-Old Bainbridge Issue

Crucial Planning Now Underway To Support Population Growth, Affordability  Housing has long been said to be a priority on Bainbridge Island. It’s been studied and re-studied throughout recent years, policies have come forward only to die before being enacted, though our community land trust – …

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