Quincy Square on 4th

4th Street (Pacific to Washington) Re-naming Community Forum

Recently the City was approached by members of the community requesting that 4th Street between Pacific Avenue and Washington Avenue be re-named in honor of Mr. Quincy Jones. In response to this request, the City coordinated with CENCOM since all street names require CENCOM approval for emergency response purposes. CENCOM reviewed the request and has determined that “Quincy Jones Way” or “Quincy Square” meets its requirements.   

The City would like to obtain input from the community about this potential name change. On February 25th from 5:30 – 6:30pm the City will host and online forum to gather community feedback. Can’t make the meeting? You can submit your feedback through this form.  

Organizers will open the online meeting room a few minutes before the designated start time and you may be placed in a “waiting room” while the meeting is initiated.  Language and ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. Please contact Katie Ketterer at 360-473-5334 with your request at least 24 hours before the meeting.

When: Feb 25, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: City of Bremerton - Quincy Square – renaming 4th Street (Pacific to Washington) - February 25, 2021

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Project Update

There is now a website for all things Quincy Square; you can find information about upcoming events, get behind the scenes looks at the evolution of Quincy Square, and explore the connection between Quincy Jones and Bremerton. Visit at www.quincy-square.com.  

The City has made a revision to the construction schedule in order to maximize grant opportunities and leverage public/private partnerships in support of the project.  Construction of the project will now take place in 2022. Community support for the project continues to build after a successful and well attended public meeting in May 2019.  Several community led events, such as pop up music performances, have taken place on 4th Street to bring attention to the project, and the Kitsap Sun published an article in support of the project. 

Project Description 

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.     

Project Progress and Schedule

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. Two public meetings have been held and materials from the latest meeting can be viewed here. The design team has integrated comments received from the public into the project design, including the addition of power receptacles, mutt mitt stations, bike parking, and hardy plantings that are non-toxic for pets. 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 completed in 2021. Project staff is currently working on several fronts to secure construction funding for the 2022 construction season.  

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