#25. Kitsap County
507 Austin St., Port Orchard
$16,875,000 (original contract) $25,800,000 (total project)
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Mid-April to early July 2005 (substantial completion) July 30, 2005 (final)
The new administration building for Kitsap County will reside on a hillside in Port Orchard. It will consolidate the county campus and create a civic plaza.
The 68,000-square-foot building will span Division Street, neighboring the courthouse and the public works building. It will house the board of commissioners, administrative services, auditor, assessor, treasurer and Department of Community Development.
The five-story building will be concrete masonry with a steel-framed structure and parking facility. It will have terraces, operable windows and natural venting instead of air conditioning.
Street and landscaping improvements will be made to Division Street and a grand staircase will be built connecting to downtown Port Orchard.
Green building practices are being used for the project, including recycling of jobsite materials and debris. Interior materials — carpet and flooring, gypsum wallboard and ceiling tile — will be reused for the new building.
Green roofs will be an important feature. These roofs will reduce stormwater runoff with a series of cisterns, which will retain the rainwater for irrigation in the dry season. Cisterns will be located underneath the outside stairwells.
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