City Planning Commission Work Sessions and Comment Review Underway
Following the public hearings, the Planning Commission has begun work sessions to receive information and have discussion on details of the waterfront planning documents. These meetings will be at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Bellingham City Hall.
To view agendas, public comments and staff responses, waterfront documents and presentations, go the the City of Bellingham Planning Commission Meeting Materials section of the website.
While the plan is undergoing Planning Commission review, it is important that all public comments on the plan be submitted to the City, rather than the Port, so that they can become part of the official record.
All comments on the above documents should be sent to:
Planning Commission, c/o Planning and Community Development Department, 210
Lottie Street, Bellingham WA 98225
March 21 & 28, 2013 City Planning Commission Public Hearings
The City's Planning Commission held two public hearings about the master plan/subarea plan and received a wide range of testimony. These meetings were videotaped and can be reviewed at the following links:
March 21, 2013 Public Hearing Video
March 28, 2013 Public Hearing Video
March 14, 2013 City and Port Staff Planning Commission Presentation
At this meeting, staff gave an overview of the Master Plan/Subarea Plan and the related planning documents. This presentation kicked-off the public review of the planning documents that were submitted in December 2012.
March 14, 2013 Planning Commission Presentation Video
March 14, 2013 Planning Commission PowerPoint Slides
Dec. 17, 2012 Legislative Process for Waterfront District Draft Plans Begins
On December 17, 2012, Port and City staff provided the full package of Waterfront District draft planning documents and agreements to the City's Planning and Community Development Department in preparation for the legislative process.
The Waterfront District Draft Subarea Plan and associated documents will
be reviewed by the Bellingham Planning Commission prior to final
consideration by the Bellingham City Council and Port Commission. The
Planning Commission's review and public hearing process is scheduled to
begin in Spring 2013.
The Documents for Planning Commission Review and related Draft Agreements all can be found on the City's Waterfront Web Page
In addition to these, all of Final Environmental Impact Statement Documents for this project can be found on the Port's Waterfront web section.
December 14, 2012 Final Environmental Impact Statement Addendum Published
Download the FEIS Addendum
November 28, 2012 Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting
6-9 pm Harbor Center Conference Room, 1801 Roeder Avenue
Download the meeting agenda (PDF)
The Waterfront Advisory Group meeting will focus on reviewing and commenting on the
changes that are being proposed to the 2010 Waterfront District Subarea Plan.
November 28, 2012 Meeting Materials:
Summary of Key Changes to Subarea Plan
Summary of Key Changes to Development Regulations
Subarea Plan with Changes in Redline/Strikeout
Note: This is a large file -- see below for chapter by chapter version
Draft Design Standards
Draft Development Regulations
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 1
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 2
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 3
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 4
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 5
Summary of All Waterfront Planning Documents/Agreements
Chapter-by-Chapter Version of Subarea Plan with Redline/Strikeout
Chapter 1 Chapter 4 Chapter 7
Chapter 2 Chapter 5 Chapter 8
Chapter 3 Chapter 6 Chapter 9
May 3, 2012 Joint Port Commission & City Council Meeting