Respect and magnify unique aspects of site and context
The character of Bainbridge Island is comprised by many kinds of natural and man-made features: historic buildings, views of water and mountains, rolling landscapes, forests, and farms. Development should recognize these features, avoid detracting from their prominence, and highlight them whenever possible.
a. Work with the particular features of the site—shape, ecological value and characteristics, views, vegetation, hydrology and topography—to create a unique solution for the project.
b. Preserve and highlight public views of unique features that contribute to Bainbridge Island's character.
c. Support visual connections to nearby landmarks.