Wilder Trail Permits At Bike Newport

wilder1 225x300 Wilder Trail Permits At Bike NewportFor the past several years we’ve been issuing Wilder Trail Permits to grant access to our nature trails, exclusively through our Wilder Newport sales office. However, now that nearly every lot and home has been sold (with the exception of these properties) the sales office is open to all Realtors and their clients by means of a standard Realtor lockbox, and to buyers touring on their own by appointment. Walking maps and brochures are available outside the sales office.

Recently Bike Newport (150 NW 6th), whose staff sends a lot of bicyclists our way, has taken over as the exclusive issuer of hiking and biking permits for use of the privately-owned timber land around Wilder. Bike Newport has been a bike retailer in Newport for nine years and their professionally trained staff can provide tips about using the  land, including how to do so safely and responsibly. Bike Newport is also a backer of the Coast Hills Classic, a race held in May that uses the surrounding timber properties.

Encouraging people to venture out to enjoy our bountiful natural area is important to us so don’t hesitate in reaching out to Bike Newport to get a permit.

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Just a reminder – you don’t need a permit to access the City or County’s public lands, which include the Wilder Twin Park playground, the trail through Oregon Coast Community College and Mike Miller Park via the lower Wilder Twin Park, the dog park or the disc golf course.

And when our new coffee shop opens, you won’t need a permit there either.

 

New coffee shop building nearing completion

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In May we shared exciting news about a new coffee shop building under development in our South Beach neighborhood at Wilder Newport. We can now report the structure is up, the roof is on, the windows are being installed and we’ve already had interest from several folks interested in leasing the business spaces.

 New coffee shop building nearing completion

Tenants will have the opportunity to serve residents of South Beach, students and faculty from nearby Oregon Coast Community College and Hatfield Marine Science Center, and others who come to South Beach for the marine-related institutions on the peninsula, or to enjoy Wilder’s public trails, dog park and disc golf course. The coffee shop space is designed to be expandable for a full-service restaurant. Initially about one third of the ground floor space could be available for other tenants.

The sustainable design, including day lighting, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and high performance building skin will result in a dramatic reduction in energy use.

To learn more about our plans for the space, please check out this blog from earlier this year.

For More Information.
To inquire about the leasing the coffee shop or any of the other spaces, please contact Bonnie Serkin: bonnie@eenw.com; 503.221.0167.

New Wilder Newport Residents: Music to Our Ears

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We recently interviewed Wilder Newport residents Anthea and her husband, Jason. Both are professionally trained musicians and we’ll definitely be sharing links to their upcoming performances via our events page. In the meantime, enjoy this interview exploring why they chose to move to Wilder Newport.

How long have you lived in Newport?
We bought the Newport house in December and enjoy weekends, bringing family together, and school vacations in Newport.

What do you do for work? 
We are a concert violinist and cellist, and Jason is a conductor. We toured extensively with YoYo Ma and played our Carnegie Debut with our trio. I gave my solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and studied with Isaac Stern. Our older girl is 5, and by the age of 6 months she had been to 25 states on tour with us. At that moment, we decided to move west to be closer to family and take a couple of years off to raise our family (now we have a second girl, age 3).  I stepped away from university teaching (I taught at Lawrence and Wesleyan) to move here – Jason is a professor at Willamette University and conducts the Eugene Youth Orchestra. We are starting to tour again – I was acting concertmaster of Eugene Symphony and Portland Opera, and play a number of concertos with the orchestra each year as well as some light touring throughout the states. Our trio is releasing a new cd and will be touring again next year.

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Why did you decide to move to Wilder? 
Love the feel, and the surroundings.

What are your favorite features of Wilder?
Comfortable home, quiet, beautiful woods and trails, nice safe place for our girls.

What do you like about its location? 
Tsunami safe!  Eagles.

What are you looking forward to as the development moves into its second phase? 
Is there going to be a latté place?? (Editor’s note: glad you asked, click here to learn about the coffee shop building, currently in development)

What would you tell someone that is thinking about moving into Wilder? 
Nice homes, safe, quiet, comfortable. Great location.

Do you have any favorite haunts in the area? 
La Maison, beaches, public library, aquarium.

Anything else you want to add about your experience with Wilder Newport? 
We love staying in Newport and having grandparents come to visit and stay!

Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New “Digs”

7310 Sara Brock final copy 1024x768 Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New Digs The staff at Wilder Newport got a chuckle (and felt a source of pride) when we first saw this photo of Sara “operating” the excavator at the site of her future home. We’re happy that such a young and ambitious person chose Wilder Newport for her home, and found it fascinating to learn why she chose to move to Newport in the first place, and what she likes best about our beautiful coastal city. We recently connected with her to learn a little more about her decision to live in Newport, and what made her choose Wilder.

How long have you lived in Newport?
I just moved to Newport in October 2014. I’m not quite a local yet, but I’m working on it.

What made you decide to move to Newport?
I had been living in Portland and found myself driving to the beach every opportunity I had. After 10 years, I figured it was finally time to make the change and move to a smaller town with a more relaxed pace of life. I like Newport in particular because it’s just the right size. Newport has an interesting mix of people with the working Bay Front area and the academics at Hatfield and NOAA. It’s great to be able to go to the Farmer’s Market in the morning and the Symphony at night.

Do you have any favorite haunts in the area?
There are so many fun things here, it’s hard to choose! I love the beaches for surfing, running, and bonfires. I enjoy visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and wandering around the Bay Front and the Nye Beach Districts. There are a few restaurants that are quickly becoming favorites, like The Coffee House and Café Mundo; not to mention the brew-pubs including Nana’s and Bier One.

What do you do for work?
I work as a nurse at one of the local healthcare facilities.

Why did you decide to move into Wilder?
When I was looking at Real Estate in the Newport area, I really felt that Wilder was the best investment. It gave me peace of mind that the homes were newly built by reputable contractors. I also appreciated the vision for Wilder as being a place where people lived softly on the land and placed a high priority on community relationships.

What are your favorite features of Wilder?
I love all the trees surrounding the neighborhood! I’m glad that there is a playground for the kids that live and visit here. I enjoy the hiking trails that are nearby and can’t wait to get a dog that I can take to the community Dog Park.

What do you like about its location?
I like that Wilder is convenient to everything you need, but also a little bit off the beaten path. I appreciate that Oregon Coast Community College is next door for community education and events. I’m also glad that Wilder is up out of the Tsunami Zone.

What are you looking forward to as the development moves into its second phase? I’m looking forward to the coffee shop and other small businesses moving into the commercial section. I’m looking forward to all of the landscaping being finished as the other homes in the area are completed. And of course, I’m looking forward to meeting the other people who decide to make Wilder home. Screen Shot 2015 05 07 at 3.49.01 PM 1024x493 Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New Digs

(read more about the new Wilder coffee shop here)

What would you tell someone that is thinking about moving into Wilder?
Come by and check it out. Then you’ll be able to see for yourself what a great place this is.

Anything else you want to add about your experience with Wilder Newport?
Lisa and Jay at the office have been an incredible resource. They had done everything in their power to make my transition to Newport an easy one, and to welcome me home to Wilder.

Wilder Newport Resident Blesses New Home With Aquavit

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Birgitte is Danish (born there), and says this seemed like a fun way to get her house off to a great start, and we agree. Thank you for choosing Wilder Newport, Birgitte!

Wilder Buzz: Construction Begins on Solar-Powered Coffee Shop Building

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A new mixed-use building is coming to Wilder, anchored by a coffee shop, and featuring an upper floor designed to accommodate two small businesses.

With its gable, shed roofs and garage door windows, the coffeehouse will have a “new urbanism” feel with a blend of residential and neo traditional forms in keeping with the rest of the Wilder neighborhood in South Beach. Designed to create a place where friends and neighbors come together, the building is the first to be built within the Wilder Village Center.

The perfect coffee shop tenant will have the opportunity to serve residents of South Beach, students and faculty from nearby Oregon Coast Community College and Hatfield Marine Science Center, and others who come to South Beach for the marine-related institutions on the Peninsula or to enjoy Wilder’s public trails, dog park and disc golf course. The coffee shop space is designed to be expandable for a full-service restaurant. Initially about one third of the ground floor space could be available for other tenants.

Solar power on the Oregon Coast?
The sustainable design, including day lighting, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and high performance building skin will result in a dramatic reduction in energy use. In fact, the combination of high-efficiency building methods, solar panels on the roof and battery storage will require hardly any use from public utilities for heating and cooling most of the year, and will even provide temporary power should the grid go down.

For More Information.To inquire about the leasing the coffee shop or any of the other spaces, please contact Bonnie Serkin: bonnie@eenw.com; 503.221.0167.

Building Details:

  • 2,600 sq. ft. on lower level, with covered area for outside seating;
  • 1,360 sq. ft. upper floor with vaulted spaces that incorporate skylights and transoms to allow natural light into the offices;
  • Located on Harborton St. and College Way as part of the Wilder Village Center;
  • Construction expected to be completed just after New Year’s, 2016.

(Lower Level – Click the Image for an Expanded View)

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(Upper Level – Click the Image for an Expanded View)

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Annual Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race in the Forest Surrounding Wilder

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Over 200 mountain bikers will make their way through an exhilarating course on May 3rd, 2015. Registration is still open and you can learn more here.

More from the Coast Hills Classic website:

This event is brought to life by a public-private partnership in the true spirit of community. Bike Newport, the Newport News-times and other local volunteers are volunteering alongside staff from the Newport Parks and Recreation Department to breath new life into this old race, formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. Which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.

This year’s race is #3 in the Oregon Off-Road Series and race #2 in the Junior MTB Series.

Bonnie Serkin of Wilder Invited to Speak at Town Hall

 

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The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the future of Newport’s South Beach. Bonnie will be one of five speakers including Derrick Tokos, Community Development Director who will present on urban renewal projects in South Beach and Bob Cowen of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Bonnie has always emphasized how South Beach is the future of Newport as the epicenter of the maritime industry, the location of the new facility for the NOAA and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Along with the development of the Wilder neighborhood, Oregon Coast Community College and the expansion of the Marine Mammal Institute, Bonnie envisions a future of South Beach as a new eco-district in Newport.

To hear more from Bonnie and the other presenters, join us at the Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 30th at 6:00 pm at the Community Room, Oregon Coast Community College 400 SE College Way.

Newport’s Coast Hills Classic Cycling Event Is This Weekend

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“Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. Which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.

This year’s race has been entered into the Oregon MTB XC Series. The series is made up of 10 races starting on April 6th and ending June 29th. The Coast Hills Classic Race is race #3 in the series. Each race in the series will be raffling off a Jamis Bike Frame that is worth $900.”

Wilder Newport Picks Up Momentum

More than 1/3 of the lots have sold and the pace of construction picks up

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After adding Blue Mountain Contractors and Oksenholt Construction as Wilder builders at the end of 2013, construction activity picked up and all built homes have sold!

“It’s exciting how you can see the community coming together,” says Lisa Morrigan, Marketing Liaison with Wilder. “It’s easy to picture how the neighborhood will look and function when it’s completed.”

 

Currently:

  • 12 homes have been sold and have families living in them;
  • Three are under construction and will be lived in by summer; Two more homes are in the design phase;
  • Oksenholt to build a new house; 2nd on the Woonerf;
  • Oksenholt closing on a second, custom built home;
  • Fowler and Blue Mountain are each building a custom home;
  • Oksenholt to start on six new cottages this spring;
  • Roughly 50% of lots have been sold;
  • Fowler is rounding out the cottage cluster with three new cottage models;
  • As of the date of this posting, 16 lots are still available for Phase 1, but at the pace things are going, check back for updates very soon.

“I love living the Wilder lifestyle,” says Wilder resident Cindy Slyh-Curtis. “It’s a green community that offers so much more – from welcoming neighbors to the beauty and sounds of nature.”

“I kept an eye on Wilder for several years because of the lifestyle description,” says Wilder Resident, Sara. “When the houses were finished and offered for sale, I couldn’t resist and purchased one of the cottages which is on the “community green,” and well-built. (Wilder) is a unique development for Newport, one which offers the resident the opportunity to interact with the neighbors and participate in community concerns. It is more engaging than other developments with HOA, in part I think, because of the people attracted to the Wilder concept. I have lived in many neighborhoods, this is the first one in which I can say I know all the neighbors by name in and background, and I’ve only lived here five months. We keep an eye on each other’s houses and stop and talk and catch up fairly frequently. I’m looking forward to the growth of Wilder and meeting more interesting people.”