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

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 12.19.37 PMPublic 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 ethos, Professional Builder magazine says in its new issue.

In the article “The Seaside Effect” (a nod to the first New Urbanist community, Seaside, built in Florida in 1980), Pro Builder fetes Grow for such enlightened features as shared pea-patch gardens, energy-efficient construction and rooftop solar power.

Proximity to Winslow town center – just a 5-minute walk from the heart of the neighborhood – allowed project designers and now residents to move beyond the demands of an automobile-centric lifestyle, toward healthier and more sustainable alternatives.

“We didn’t need to provide anything other than a residential fabric,” Jonathan Davis, Grow’s phase 1 architect, tells the magazine.

Read more about how Grow Community measures up to New Urbanist principles in Professional Builder’s July 2015 edition here – see pages 30-35.

No summertime blues at Grow phase 2

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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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the Grove goes vertical

If you've driven past Grow Community lately, you'll have noticed that things are really building up. Emphasis on "up." Construction teams are pushing skyward with framing underway for the Salal building in Grow phase 2. Framing of the Elan … [Continue reading]

Happy Earth Day from Grow Community

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We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, the Native American proverb goes, we borrow it from our children. The wellbeing of our planet and the quality of life that we'll leave to future generations is what Grow Community is all … [Continue reading]

UW planning and environment students tour Grow

Grow Community hosted a tour this past weekend for University of Washington students interested in innovative approaches to urban planning. Sixteen students representing the university’s urban design and planning, architecture, environmental … [Continue reading]

March Construction Gallery

Continued iron/cable work for P/T concrete decks happening at Grow this month.  Concrete pours have begun and will continue through next week.  We expect framers to begin very soon and you will start to see the buildings go vertical beginning with … [Continue reading]

Grow featured in NW design magazine

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Grow Community and first-phase architect Jonathan Davis are featured in the new edition of Gray magazine. In an article titled “Community Builders,” the magazine touts Grow for fostering “next-level neighborliness” through innovative layout and … [Continue reading]