Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bellingham Waterfront Redevelopment

By Karen Robes Meeks

Construction on a pair of major redevelopment projects on the Bellingham waterfront are underway.

A new roadway is being built at the $8.7 million Granary Avenue and Laurel Street project. It will feature Whatcom County’s first cycle track, a dedicated bikeway on both sides of the road. Work is expected to take place over the next year and will involve constructing the part of Granary Avenue adjacent to Roeder Avenue. This will provide visitors early access to Waypoint Park and the historic Granary Building, which is currently being renovated to include shops, restaurants and upper-story offices.

The $2 million, one-acre Waypoint Park project is also under constructionand will feature a new beach, playground, waterfront trail, industrial art and near shore habitat at the end of Central Avenue next to the Granary Building. Work is anticipated to be completed by spring 2018.