Work begins on 468-unit Poulsbo apartment complex

A highly visible multi-family residential project 13 years in the making is set to break ground in Poulsbo.

The project, commonly referred to as the Oslo Bay Apartments, is located northwest of the intersection of Highway 305 and Bond Road. The majority of the 56-acre site is undeveloped forest, including two wetlands, Dogfish Creek and a stream, a city news release states.

The finished project will consist of 468 multi-family residential units including 244 one-bedroom, 208 two-bedroom, and 16 three-bedroom units on three levels within the 13 buildings. A variety of common areas and residential amenities are proposed throughout the site and within the community building.

The housing project includes construction of private roads, parking lots, pedestrian pathways, utilities, landscaping and stormwater management systems. The project will also develop a public road system from Highway 305 to Viking Avenue, per the release. The Vetter Road right-of-way that bisects the site is proposed to be improved as a residential collector. A portion of the right of way is proposed to be vacated and relocated to facilitate connection to Highway 305.

The engineering, planning, building and public works departments held a pre-construction meeting with the contractor, Seton Construction, May 29. Seton planned to mobilize the first week of June and begin logging the next week. Almost 13 acres of the site will be retained as protected streams and wetlands and over six acres will be landscaped, the release states.