Port Planning Documents

Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements

The Port of Bellingham is considering an update to it's Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements for Port property located in Whatcom County, Washington. The Port's Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvement Plan describes proposed improvements to Port facilities located in Blaine, Sumas, Bellingham International Airport, Squalicum Harbor, the Waterfront District and Fairhaven  which are contemplated within its 5 year capital budget forecast. 

The proposed Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvement Plan  is intended to update the following Port's regional improvement plans or Master Plans previously adopted for various sub-areas of the Port district. The regional, sub area plans or existing master plans provide valuable history and may have more detailed information about Port properties and facilities; and are retained as reference documents to the extent that they do not conflict with this proposed Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvement Plan,  future site specific Master Plan efforts or future updates to the Port Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvement Plan.


Notification is hereby given that at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 18,2016 at the Harbor Center Building, located at 1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham, Washington, a public hearing will be held to receive public comment regarding the proposed Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvement Plan.

Should you not be able to attend, you may submit written comments to Sylvia Goodwin, Planning & Development Director, P.O. Box 1677, Bellingham, WA 98227-1677 or by email to sylviag@portofbellingham.com.

For citizens with special needs, the Port of Bellingham's Harbor Center Building Commission conference room is fully accessible. For additional accommodations, please call the Port at (360)676-2500 at least four (4) days in advance.

Other Plans

Other port plans include the  Port's Comprehensive Park, Recreation and Public Access Plan of 2011 which is scheduled to be updated in 2017.