On May 6th, 2019 a public meeting for the Quincy Square on 4th Street project was held and about fifty community members attended. Attendees reviewed the plan for the street, gave comments on the design and project, and had an opportunity to interact with the design team. If you missed the meeting you still have an opportunity to provide feedback. Review the meeting presentation linked below and use the online form to submit your comments.
Armed with the public’s comments the design team is forging ahead with the project. Over the next several months the team will refine the design and complete engineering for the project
The concept for improving 4th Street from Pacific Avenue to Washington Avenue was developed over the past several years by a grass roots consortium of active and interested citizens, professional groups, and developers. The vision for the block, honoring Quincy Jones, is to revitalize a long-neglected street into an active, housing-based, day-to-night urban center with focused arts, entertainment, and evening-centric retail spaces. The concept compliments and builds on the revitalization of downtown that has been happening block by block over the last two decades, and will encourage increased density and housing in the downtown area.
The City has secured two grants for the design of Quincy Square on 4th Street. A federal Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $250,000 was awarded for the project, as well as a $300,000 direct appropriation from the State Legislature. Two grants have been secured for the construction of the project; an additional direct appropriation from the State Legislature of $200,000 and a Transportation Improvement Board grant in the amount of $150,000. Construction is slated for 2020.
Mr. Quincy Jones has affirmed his support for the project! In a letter sent to the Mayor in January, Jones wrote warmly of Bremerton and gave his full backing to the project.
Last year the City selected Rice Fergus Miller Architects, a local firm, to complete plans for the project. The City negotiated and executed a contract with RFM, and design commenced in late September. A public meeting was held in December of 2018 and materials from that meeting can be viewed here. The design team integrated comments received at that meeting into the project design and will present the current design at the May 6th meeting. Materials from May's meeting will be uploaded to this webpage with a comment form so be sure to sign up for the project’s email list so that you can stay involved and up to date: News Flash - Quincy Square.
Design of the project will be complete in December of 2019. Project staff is currently working on several fronts to secure construction funding for the 2020 construction season. The current schedule calls for construction during the summer of 2020 with completion of project before the end of 2020.