PFD ranks SK proposal as its top funding priority
PORT ORCHARD — Board members of the Kitsap Public Facilities District voted to place the South Kitsap Community Events Center project application at the top of its funding priority list Monday night at its meeting in Port Orchard.
That’s the good news for supporters of the $21 million project, who once again filled a conference room — this time the Kitsap County’s commissioners’ chambers — to remind board members of the community’s support for the public-private project that would be the initial part of a proposed major multi-use commercial and residential redevelopment of downtown Port Orchard.
Before the meeting’s business agenda items were discussed, members of the public were invited to speak — including a number of people associated with the various community projects being considered. Of note was that most acknowledged that South Kitsap, which has had projects bypassed over the last decade, was finally due for PFD funding. Board members, as well, took up the SK mantra, although some used the momentum to include the Bremerton project under the South Kitsap umbrella.