Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits Building permitsThe following building permits have been issued recently. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. Pending2506 Cornwall Ave., $10,000 for tenant improvement: Day Spa and Salon. Owner: Kimberly D. Benjestorf. Applicant: Mirabbas Abosaidi. 3729 Meridian St., $250,000 [...]

Out of the frying pan …

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

New head of city’s planning department eager to take on the challenges of this growing community Tim Stewart comes to the city planning and community development department from Shoreline, where he served in a similar capacity. Heidi Schiller   Tim Stewart drinks a Starbucks grande half-decaf, half-regular coffee every day. The new director of the city’s planning [...]

Pretzel logic

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

Ralf’s Bakery owners take their product to the streets on foot, in the traditional Bavarian style Kacy Sigl, co-owner with her husband, Ralf, of Ralf’s Bavarian Bakery, plies their wares at a recent Farmers Market. The Sigl’s unique marketing and distribution system has Kacy walking a foot route in traditional Bavarian dress during the week, [...]

Who pays for growth? BIA study draws conclusions

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

    A question driving much discussion about growth in Whatcom County is, “Does new development, especially development as the result of population growth, impose fiscal burdens on existing residents in our communities?”    The question has been asked for years by communities across the United States. As a result, there are literally hundreds of studies on the subject.   Making [...]

New buzz about OLD TOWN

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

Developers showing increased interest in potential-laden area Developers Fred Bovenkamp, Charly Myers and Mike Campion are proposing to build two mixed-use projects in the area — HarborGate, below, on the site of the former Hempler’s BB Meat & Sausage Co. building on the corner of F and Astor Streets; and Old Town Village, above, on [...]

MYTHBUSTING with Hart Hodges

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WWU professor debunks some of Whatcom County’s most common misconceptions about growth Heidi Schiller   Lately, it seems every interest group and organization in Bellingham and Whatcom County has a study to back up their claim regarding how the area should or should not grow, and the studies’ results often seem to contradict each other.    Hart Hodges, [...]

Inside Jorgen Anderson’s dairy empire

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

Began with purchase of 171 acres near Sumas in 1900 Hillview milk trucks on Bellingham’s Grand Avenue in the late 1920s. Jeff Jewell   Jorgen O. Anderson was born in Norway, Oct. 9, 1870, and grew up to follow his father Ander’s occupation as a sailor. Thomas, Jorgen’s younger brother, was also a sailor and both men [...]

Kitchens for the glitterati

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

Marshall Dobry spent years as the ‘kitchen designer for the stars," and now he’s bringing his star-studded stories to Bellingham Marshall Dobry spent years designing kitchens for some of Hollywood’s most famous and influential players — but, along with his wife, was ready for a slower pace of life. Dan Hiestand   Marshall Dobry has some stories [...]

Convey your message using clear communication

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

    In early 1980, the UN Security General flew to Iran to deal with the hostage situation, saying he was coming as a mediator to work out a compromise.   Alas, the word “mediator” was translated as meddler, while “compromise” was referred to as meaning the more negative form as in “our integrity was compromised.” Within an hour [...]

Hertz planning pair of north-city projects

Filed on 31. May, 2006 in Contents

This rendering shows Ken Hertz’s planned Bellis Ridge condominium project, slated for a lot behind Pier 1 Imports on Guide Merdidian. Heidi Schiller   Ken Hertz and his wife, Kathy, owners of Blossom Management Corp., have proposed two new projects in north Bellingham.    One is a 60-unit condo building on Meridian Street and the other is 35,000 [...]

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