Friday, April 27, 2018

Bellingham Waterfront Makeover

By Karen Robes Meeks

To improve the layout of parks and roads within the downtown waterfront, the Port of Bellingham is seeking to update the 2013 Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan and has submitted a proposal to the city to that affect.

The 2013 plan provides the blueprint for what will be developed in the area. It calls for at least “33 acres of new upland parks and trails and 6 acres of restored beaches to be built in the Waterfront District,” while the location of the parks and roads could change during the course of developing the site. The 2018 proposed plan update addresses alterations to the original layout.

The city review process will include additional public comments and commission hearings. It is expected to be complete by May 2019.

Visit for more details about the latest version of the draft plan and for the changes and timeline.