POULSBO — More people moving to the area means more need for storage units. So, one storage company in Poulsbo is thinking big.
The Poulsbo Planning and Economic Development Department has approved the development of an approximately 45,000-square-feet, three-story, self-storage building to replace the existing on-site outdoor and covered recreational vehicle storage area at ProGuard Storage, 20554 Little Valley Road NE. The site is approximately midway between the intersections of NE Forest Rock Lane and NE Bernt Road/NE Genes Lane.
According to the July 6 notice of decision issued by Associate Planner Edie Berghoff, the building will located within an existing approximately 4.78-acre developed area on the approximately 9-acre site. A manager will remain onsite in an existing residence. A small wetland on the undeveloped portion of the property will remain protected. The plans call for additional landscaping, improvements to the Little Valley Road frontage, revisions to the site access roadway, protective fencing and fire department access for the structure.
BJC Group, 3780 SE Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard, will do the construction.
“There’s a small structure [like a lean-to] that will have to be removed first, but it’s not very large,” said Robert Baglio of BJC Group. Baglio anticipates construction will start in a month or month-and-a-half. It will take about eight months to complete, he said.
The property owner of record is JABER, LLC c/o West Coast Self Storage, 4012 148th St. SE, Mill Creek. The registered agent for West Coast Storage and JABER, LLC is Thomas D. Bergquist, 1235 Darling Road NW, Bremerton. The applicant is Byron Harris, 1225 Darling Road NW, Bremerton, according to city documents. Byron Harris is categorized as a holding company in Buzzfile.com.
As of July 11, calls to Harris, Bergquist, and West Coast Storage had not been returned.
The complete case file and conditions of approval may be examined at the PED Department, 200 NE Moe St., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.