The Draft Master Plan for the city center waterfront provides a framework for the development of a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood. The proposed plan includes a balance of environmental, economic, and community objectives developed to restore the health of the land and water, improve waterfront access, promote a healthy and dynamic waterfront economy, and reinforce the inherent qualities of the waterfront.
The proposed plan, which was created in cooperation with the city of Bellingham, was submitted to the City for its formal review and approval process in 2012 along with several other related planning documents. It is first being reviewed by the city's Planning Commission and then will be reviewed by the Port Commission and City Council.
Draft Subarea Plan - December 2012: Chapter-by-Chapter Version
Related Draft Waterfront Agreements
These documents are made available for public review throughout the
legislative process, though are not subject to Planning Commission review
and recommendation. The City Council and Port Commission will consider these
agreements concurrent with the legislative action required for
the rest of the Waterfront District master plan documents.
2010 Version of the Master Plan and Changes Considered in Writing Final 2012 Draft
To review the changes considered during November and December 2012:
Chapter 1 Chapter 4 Chapter 7
Chapter 2 Chapter 5 Chapter 8
Chapter 3 Chapter 6 Chapter 9
The following are the sections of the 2010 Version of the Master Plan: