Best Western hotel proposed in Poulsbo


Update 05/17/16: Plans for the hotel have been dropped due to challenges, according to the architect. 

A Best Western hotel has been proposed for a hillside overlooking Poulsbo’s Central Market.

The city received pre-application materials for a 94-room hotel planned for a vacant parcel off Forest Rock Lane, east of Highway 305.

Proposed hotel parcel, click to enlarge

Preliminary drawings submitted to the city show a five-story, 59,500-square-foot structure with basement-level parking.

The hillside lot is 2.5 acres, but a significant portion of the property is designated as wetland, limiting development to the eastern and western extremities.

A Poulsbo planner said it’s unclear yet whether the designs would meet the city’s height restrictions and other guidelines. A pre-application conference is scheduled for Dec. 1.

The applicant for the project is Benny Kim of Edmonds-based design firm An and Kim LLC.

In an email Tuesday, Kim said initial feasibility studies are underway. He acknowledged the site poses development challenges.

The property is owned by PPB Properties LLC. of Lynnwood, which appears to be a holding company for Prime Pacific Bank.

There are Best Western hotels in Silverdale and on Bainbridge Island. Business has been picking up for hoteliers across the county recently.

The preliminary designs for the proposed Poulsbo hotel can be viewed below:

Best Western Poulsbo Pre-App Plans