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Developer plans waterfront condos and restaurant
Bucklin Court project would be next to Silverdale Beach Hotel

A luxury condo development with a fine-dining restaurant is in the works on a Silverdale waterfront site between Old Mill Park and the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel.

Daybreak Development, LLC recently filed plans with Kitsap County for a four-story building with underground parking for condo residents and some commercial tenants.

The plan is for eight condos, with most units on the third and fourth floors and some as large as 2,000 square feet, but architect Sean Parker said that might be revised to meet the county’s minimum density requirements.

“I think we’re actually going to end with more condos, I suspect in the 10 to 13 range,” Parker said. “We’ve got the envelope of the building figured out, and we can carve it up different ways.”

Parker and architect Charlie Wenzlau, both from Bainbridge Island, are designing the project on a 1.3-acre site that Daybreak Development purchased last year from the former owner of the Silverdale Beach Hotel.

The design has a large breezeway through the building, which would have about 4,000 square feet of space for an upscale restaurant with banquet space for small groups on the ground level and approximately 6,300 square feet of second-floor office space. The total building is just under 32,000 square feet, plus an underground parking garage, Parker said.

“One of the cool things about this building, is it’s got these giant outdoor terraces” facing Dyes Inlet, Parker said. “We’re hoping they’ll be primarily used by the restaurant.”

Rick Kreuger of Belfair, a principal in Daybreak Development, said once the project is approved and built, he hopes to find a restaurant operator who will lease the space.

“I think there’s a real need for a nice restaurant in town,” Kreuger said.

Access to the condo development, which might have some other retail space, would be from Bucklin Hill Road at the intersection with a traffic light by the Silverdale Plaza on the north side of Bucklin Hill.

Once the plans are approved and all permits are obtained, construction could begin next spring, Parker said. No contractor has been selected for the project yet.

Harrison Medical Center recently announced plans to build a new hospital on its expanding Silverdale campus, and the growth in the local medical community could help in marketing high-end condos nearby. 

“It’s not a very big project, and I suspect there are enough folks around to fill it up pretty quickly,” Parker said. “It really is a great spot.”


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