Landscape Architect Jim Gerlach and Dr. Chris May
assisted with the initial concept site designs. These concepts were discussed
and recommendations provided by the Leadership Team of the Section 319 grant
process, KHBF Secretary Art Castle, Mike Brown the Project Site Development
Manager and by the Home Builders Association Board of Directors.
variety of ideas were explored in developing the site design including closing
the Auto Center Way entrance, a variety of configurations of location of
bioretention cells and rain garden planters, replacing the existing shed and
the types and locations of pervious paving to be used.
Committee consisting of Jim Gerlach, Landscape Architect; Peg Tillery, WSU
Cooperative Extension; Jim Trainer, Kitsap Treez; and Lisa Phipps, JL Scott
Real Estate, Silverdale. The committee provided recommendations for the types
and quantities of native plants and trees to be used, where to acquire and
place the plants and have been instrumental in the planning of the project. In
2007, Ben Cooper of Ben Cooper Landscape Construction, Inc. joined the
committee and provided detailed planning of the soil amendment, assistance in
acquiring the plants and will be responsible for the new irrigation system and
site preparation for planting after the final grade is
In addition, the City of
Bremerton has installed pervious concrete sidewalks around the Showcase site as
part of their Auto Center Way road widening project.
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Al Todd of MAP, Ltd has
provided the guidance, survey and engineering for the project.
was surveyed so that the existing elevation could be determined as part of the
site engineering process. Shawn Williams of Alkai Consulting, LLC provided soil
analysis for the project. The City of Bremerton Public Works Department
provided engineering drawings for the Auto Center Way widening project to
assist us in matching our site engineering to the city's plans. Mark Eisses of
MAP, Ltd. developed the preliminary and amended site engineering
Landscape Architect Jim Gerlach coordinated with the engineers
through various concepts of the site design and has provided the vegetation
plan, draft grading plan, plant list, and detailed drawings of several of the
David Grellier of Atelier Northwest, Inc. has provided the
architectural drawings for the new shed and details for
Mike Brown of FPH Construction,
Inc. has been instrumental from the beginning of the project in identifying
steps necessary to assist in the concept planning, construction planning and in
supervising the site redevelopment.