New home underway for ChocMo, High Spirits, Crabtree Kitchen + Bar, Vibe Coworks.

POULSBO—Construction is underway on Tim Ryan Construction's newest project: a two-story building with underground parking that will house retail, office, restaurant and special event space. 

Conceptual rendering of the lobby of Poulsbo's new Work. Eat. Drink. building on 8th Avenue, developed by Tim Ryan Properties.

Conceptual rendering of the lobby of Poulsbo's new Work. Eat. Drink. building on 8th Avenue, developed by Tim Ryan Properties.

The building is scheduled to be the first private or public building in Poulsbo with LEED credentials, the company stated in an announcement of the project, on 8th Avenue.

The building boasts a functional design meant to offer a means for people to explore the space and all it has to offer. 

Among the new tenants: ChocMo and High Spirits.

"The project is on track for LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council by virtue of the very design elements it naturally possesses," the announcement states. "Using sustainable elements enhances the building design, as well as the operational efficiency, and the impacts that they have on our community both now and long term are important to us." 

Tim Ryan Construction, or TRC, collaborated with Rice Fergus Miller, Inc to achieve a building design that meets the needs of tenants and considers adjacent properties. The site backs up to Centennial Park and the south fork of Dogfish Creek. The building was designed for visitors to enjoy the park, the company announcement stated.

Using the property to showcase edible landscape plantings wherever possible will provide an opportunity for community members to gain an understanding of nature in an unprecedented manner. Easily accessible by foot, bicycle or car, the building will be an attraction for both locals and visitors alike.

"This new building is a family project, built for Tim Ryan Properties," TRC President, Dan Ryan, said in the announcement. The lease spaces are designed for third-generation family member businesses: ChocMo, High Spirits liquor store, Crabtree Kitchen + Bar and Vibe Coworks.

Conceptual rendering of High Spirits, a liquor store in the new Work. Eat. Drink. building on 8th Avenue in Poulsbo. Construction is now underway. High Spirits and ChocMo will move to the site from 7th Avenue. Other tenants—all family businesses—include Vibe Coworks and Crabtree Kitchen + Bar.

Conceptual rendering of High Spirits, a liquor store in the new Work. Eat. Drink. building on 8th Avenue in Poulsbo. Construction is now underway. High Spirits and ChocMo will move to the site from 7th Avenue. Other tenants—all family businesses—include Vibe Coworks and Crabtree Kitchen + Bar.

"As longtime residents of Kitsap County, the family is excited to bring this unique building as a lasting contribution to the community," said Ryan.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2018.

This is a long-time Kitsap County team, with Rice Fergus Miller hitting the 30-year milestone in 2017, and TRC celebrating its 60th anniversary. TRC has been building in Kitsap County since the early 1970s. TRC's local projects include the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center, Poulsbo Village Medical Center, the former Union Bank building, West Sound Academy, and the Suquamish Museum.

Tim Ryan Construction was awarded the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in 2016 for its contributions to the community as a supporter of youth organizations, health and human services and the arts. 

Rice Fergus Miller is a 47-person architecture, design and planning firm, located in downtown Bremerton. 

As published in the North Kitsap Herald, Friday, May 26, 2017, page A13.