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HouseSmarts finds smart homes at Grow

Intentionally designed for unintentional connections – that’s Grow Community.

Lou Manfredini (NBC’s Today Show, WGN Radio) and the crew of HouseSmarts visited Grow this past spring, interviewing residents and exploring what is now Washington’s largest solar community just a few steps from Winslow town center.

Manfredini liked what he found at Grow, praising the community for its modern design, neighborhood spirit, and forward-thinking renewable energy features.

“These types of ideas, we can place anywhere in the U.S.,” the host says.

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Grow and PHC earn Built Green Hammer award – again!


For the second straight year, Grow Community and PHC Construction have earned the prestigious Built Green Hammer Award. Sponsored by the Master Builders Association, the awards recognize outstanding, environmentally sustainable residential … [Continue reading]

Going up, and going fast: Only 8 homes left for November move-in


Fall is rapidly approaching, and only eight homes remain for November move-in at the Grove (Grow Community, phase 2).  More homes will be available for early spring 2016 move-in. Homebuyers come to Grow looking for community, and through the dust … [Continue reading]

August Construction Update: Under every roof, a different story. Sometimes the roof is the story.


Work proceeds apace around the Grow phase 2 worksite this month, with eight buildings underway and in different stages of completion. Framing, drywall and roofing are the story at the Salal, Juniper and Elan buildings, those closest to occupancy … [Continue reading]

Très bien! French programme Écho-Logis visits Grow Community for television feature


A film crew from the French production house TV Only visited Grow Community last week, shooting a half-hour feature for the magazine show Écho-Logis. The program features the best examples of sustainable architecture and construction around the … [Continue reading]

Grow a paragon of the ‘New Urbanism,’ Professional Builder magazine says

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Public engagement, eco-friendly designs, affordable options, and diversity of home styles and offerings are hallmarks of the New Urbanism, the most significant planning movement of recent times. Grow Community is a paragon of this forward-thinking … [Continue reading]

No summertime blues at Grow phase 2


Framing for the Juniper building is kicking into high gear as the Grow Community skyline goes skyward. We're getting set to pour the topping concrete for the Woodland Homes foundations, and soon the Tsuga will have a floor from which we'll start … [Continue reading]

See Grow on HouseSmarts TV

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Grow Community will be featured on HouseSmarts, the “reality show for real homeowners,” Aug. 1 on KONG-TV in the Seattle area. The HouseSmarts crew and contractor/host Lou Manfredini (NBC's Today Show, WGN Radio) visited Grow for a day this past … [Continue reading]

New outlines on the Winslow skyline are the shape of progress.

Construction on Grow Community’s new phase, the Grove, is moving onward – and upward. The Salal building’s third floor has taken shape, with roof work starting very soon. Next door at the Elan, the second floor is under way. Concrete work … [Continue reading]

An aerial view of construction in the Grove

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