The “Aktiv” Apartment Building

You may still submit a public comment

We received some clarification that the comments period deadline was for commentary on SEPA only, you may still submit a comment to the city via email, mail or hand-deliver.

Ways to submit your comment


Nikole Coleman, Senior Planner

Hand Deliver to the Planning Department

200 Moe St NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370

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Chinook, the owner of the lot located on the corner of Harrison, 9th and HWY 305 has formally submitted an application to the City of Poulsbo for development of the “Aktiv Apartments” Building. This website serves to provide information and updates about the project and it’s impact on the area. 

What’s the impact?

Traffic Congestion and Safety

There’s already a lot of traffic on the existing streets with no plans for improvement. Parking garage exits onto an alley way (9th), Harrison is in poor condition, and 6th has already seen a massive uptick in traffic. Will this building also block access for larger trucks accessing the businesses on 9th? 

Environmental Impact

What is the plan to mitigate run-off from contaminating the Poulsbo Creek, part of the critical ecosystem and aquifer for Poulsbo and Liberty Bay.

Economic Impact

Do Studio and 1 Bedroom apartments meet the current needs of our area? Long/short term rentals on this scale can negatively impact property and rental values. What’s in store for our property taxes?


With no plans to upgrade existing roads, sewers and storms drains, how will this increase impact us?

Community Culture

Does a building of this scale and appearance fit with the established look and feel of teh historic Old Town Poulsbo neighbrhood? 

Noise Pollution

What is being done to mitigate noise from a parking garage and rooftop events? How long will construction noise impact the surrounding area. 

Crime & Vandalism

Auto theft and break-ins are on the rise, a large parking lot and garage will draw attention to our neighborhood. What is to be done to prevent a rise in crime in our neighborhood?

Latest News & Resources

Public Commentary Now Open

Public Commentary Now Open

Public notice is out and we have until the 18th of June to submit our concerns about this development to the City. All comments need to be mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to the City. The email of the Senior Planner, Nikole Coleman, is below at the bottom of the...

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Application is Complete and Under Review

Application is Complete and Under Review

Chinook has completed their application, and it is in review with City planning. Which means if it is accepted by the City, soon will be our 14 day window for public comment. All the plans and application documents can be viewed here.  

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Meeting with City’s Planning Department

Meeting with City’s Planning Department

We met with key people in the City Planning and Engineering/Building to address our concerns about the Aktiv Development. We were informed that the application was sent back to Chinook, as it was incomplete (missing a lighting plan). So the City has not formerly...

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Hydrogeological Impact?

Hydrogeological Impact?

While precedence has been set for existing residential properties bordering or nearing the Poulsbo Creek, what about new developments of this scale? The mapping of the Poulsbo Creek largely shows it as underground here, however a quick walk down 9th you'll see the...

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