Mailbag: What’s the construction on Second Street all about?

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Q: What’s up with all of the construction work on Second Street, within and around the headquarters of Kitsap Credit Union

A: This is one I’ve been hearing a lot lately. Portions of the credit union’s parking garage have been fenced off and construction crews have been digging a trench along Second Street outside the garage (pictured).

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Photos by Larry Steagall.

I spoke with Leah Olson, the credit union’s vice president for marketing, to get the scoop.

“Water has been leaking into the underground parking garage,” she told me.

The company hired engineers to analyze how the leaks were occurring and following about three years’ research, the project to fix them began following the Blackberry Festival over Labor Day weekend, Olson said.

Plugging the leaks is not an easy process and the work will continue into December, Olson said. But she noted that the downtown branch will remain open for business through it all, and the company wanted to make sure to minimize impact to its membership.

The Kitsap Credit Union opened its headquarters downtown in July 2006.

Meanwhile, there’s some other construction nearby as well, closer to the ferry terminal (pictured below). That site, constructed by its owner Tim Ryan Construction, will house a 5,000-square-foot building for Chung’s Teriyaki, plus plop three apartments on top.

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2 thoughts on “Mailbag: What’s the construction on Second Street all about?

  1. Josh, Doesn’t the underground parking garage extend out under the sidewalk and that is why the work pictured is occurring in the street?

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