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Community campus site growing

County officials say they’ll honor the leases of the three renters who currently occupy the retail space on Poplars Way. - Photo by Valentina Petrova
County officials say they’ll honor the leases of the three renters who currently occupy the retail space on Poplars Way.
— image credit: Photo by Valentina Petrova

The county added another piece to the puzzle that is the Central Kitsap Community Campus when the commissioners last Monday agreed to purchase a .94 acre lot and 10,800-square-foot retail building on Poplars Avenue for nearly $2.25 million from David and Gail Kessler and Silverdale Whaling Company, LLC.

“This was an integral piece to the community campus,” said CK commissioner Patty Lent. “We didn’t want to lose it to anyone else.”

The site, which houses Rodda Paint, North Olympic Sleep Center and an Internal Revenue Service office, was last purchased in 1994 for $750,000 by the Kesslers according to county records. Lent said the commissioners are waiting for their own appraisal before the deal is expected to close on May 21, but they have authorized

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