Roofing projects taking shape in downtown Port Orchard – Kitsap Sun
By Chris Henry | Posted September 3, 2012 at 4:24 p.m.
PORT ORCHARD — Two roofing projects — one public, one private — are moving forward downtown, helped by the dry weather that’s holding into September.
The city of Port Orchard is replacing the roof on its library with a project that will change the profile on the building. The city owns the building on Sidney Avenue near the foot ferry; the library is operated by Kitsap Regional Library.
Kitty corner from the library, the building that has been Myhre’s restaurant since the 1920s also is getting a roof replacement. The building was gutted by a fire in July 2011. Owners John Lora and Mindy Oliver plan to reopen the cafe downstairs, but instead of resurrecting the upstairs “Terrace Room,” they’ll construct five residential units on the second floor. A public hearing on the next phase of renovation was held before the city’s hearing examiner on Aug. 23.
The library building, constructed in 1960, has been plagued by leaks. In January, heavy rains caused leakage that seeped down from the ceiling, soaking carpets and causing moisture in a computer closet.
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