“A Dream, A Piece of Dirt, and A Building on a Barge”
Spring is here, we’ve had our first ‘heat wave’, and we will be breaking ground on the Cherry Street project in Port Townsend, WA very soon.
As many may already be aware, the City of Port Townsend, through the efforts of City Manager David Timmons, has teamed up with Homeward Bound to take on this exciting project. Currently, The Carmel building has been up on blocks while Homeward Bound’s newly elected board has been hard at work taking care of all the behind-the-scenes details (e.g. building plans, permits, waterline repositioning, plot lines, etc.) of the project.
Thanks to the help of some key project partners like Structural Engineer/Project Manager, Mike Szatlocky, Brian Finch of Sustainable Structures NW, and Kevin Coker of Gemini Architectural Designs, we are just about ready to break ground and begin constructing the foundation.
When complete, the Carmel Building on Cherry Street will consist of eight affordable apartment units: four one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units. There will also be on-site laundry, parking, and beautiful landscaping. Future hopes and dreams for the Cherry Street site include six more affordable units. Homeward Bound is committed to adding to the neighborhood’s beauty and sense of community.
Lastly, Homeward Bound Trustees and volunteers have been working on erecting a kiosk at the Cherry Street site, to display building plans and updates. Please look for this in the near future, and stop by to take a look!
Thank you for all the support Homeward Bound has received from the City of Port Townsend, and the Port Townsend community.