Klingle House in Poulsbo to be demolished

Structure built in 1943 has been vacant for 10 years

The Klingle House has become a liability to Poulsbo and will soon be demolished.

The house, built in 1943, has been vacant for more than 10 years. Attempts to keep vandals out have failed, and the city is concerned trespassers could be hurt.

So at the Oct. 12 Poulsbo City Council meeting, the Public Works Department presented a proposal for the house at the end of 2nd Avenue and Torval Canyon Road to be demolished as it has become damaged beyond repair.

The property has been identified by council as a possible affordable housing site, so funding of $65,000 for demolition would come from the affordable housing fund.

The item will be placed on the consent agenda for approval at the next council meeting.