Welcome to the
Peninsula Shopping Center
The purpose of this website is to provide a focal point for information and ideas regarding the future of the Peninsula Shopping Center. We hope you will refer to this site for updates and share your ideas, thoughts, and concerns with the center’s owners.
The Peninsula Shopping Center was constructed in the 1950’s at a time when downtown Gig Harbor was the center of gravity for both the residential and business communities. For decades PSC provided grocery, hardware, banking, and a host of other services for a growing Gig Harbor.
Today, the center is aging. Its design and function no longer match the conditions in downtown or greater Gig Harbor. Said differently, if the property was developed from scratch today it would not resemble the current Peninsula Shopping Center.
Join the Discussion
Today, the center’s owners and Olympic Property Group (OPG) have joined forces to explore ideas about its future. The 6 acre Peninsula Shopping Center is the largest contiguous property in downtown Gig Harbor. As such the property has an outsized potential to affect the community: positively or negatively. Even leaving the property unchanged has significant implications for the community.
The owners and OPG desire to be as inclusive as possible in the exploration process. OPG will be conducting a series of public workshops to stimulate ideas and vet concerns regarding the future of the Peninsula Shopping Center. Please turn to this site for news, upcoming events, and share your thoughts with us.
We are looking forward to a lively discussion with the community about potential ideas for the Peninsula Shopping Center.
What are the pros/cons of leaving the site in its current configuration?
Are there civic uses that should be considered (parking facility, community gathering space) and if so, how can these uses be funded?
Should residential uses be introduced to the site?