The New Project teams have gone before the KPFD Board for evaluation of their projects, based on the four main goals identified above, plus other factors. Two project teams discussed their projects, costs and expectations at Board Meetings in February and March. The CNW project was added to the April 22nd meeting.
Central Kitsap Event Center
Port Gamble Heritage Park
Port Orchard Event Center
Poulsbo Event & Rec Center
Bremerton Pendergast Park
BI Parks Pool Aquatic Center
Port of Bremerton/Circuit of NW
The Board discussed the seven projects during the meetings in May, June and July for the Board to rank the projects for possible funding at the August meeting. Each Director ranked the projects from 1 to 7, 1 being the most desirable, 7 the least desirable. These rankings were tabulated for the following results.
The Project ranking order was:
- Port Orchard Community & Event Center*
- Poulsbo Event & Recreation Center*
- Port Gamble Heritage Park*
- Port of Bremerton/Circuit of the NW**
- BI Parks District Aquatic Complex
- Central Kitsap Events Center
- Pendergast Park, Bremerton.
NOTE: The Ranking Table for determining the Funding preference is attached here.
The top project teams (designated with *) have negotiated ILAs (Interlocal Agreements) with the KPFD in order to receive funding for their projects. The ILAs for the top three projects have been approved by the KPFD Board. Two of the three have approved by our public partner. (**Note: the POB ILA for the Phase II portion of the CNW project was already in place.)
Now these are in place, there will be meetings of the Steering Committees between the two partners on a regular basis with progress reported to the KPFD Board. This will cover estimated costs, community and economic benefits, contributions to costs from other private & public partners and details of proposed construction schedules.
The ILAs are available on the archives page.
NOTE: There are feasibility studies to be performed by the respective projects. This could push some of the funding awards into the later part of 2020 or early 2021.