Building permits, October 2008

The following recent building permit activity includes permits for commercial projects valued at $10,000 or more, and residential homes valued at $250,000 or more.



1 Bellis Fair Pkwy. Suite 610, $110,000 for tenant improvement: remodel existing retail space for new retail customer: American Greetings. Owner: Bellis Fair Partners. Applicant: Michelle Welch – Express Permits. Tenant: American Greetings.

1027 Samish Way, $54,924 for commercial alteration and occupancy change: convert existing residential portion of school building into additional classroom area; includes accessible restroom and accessible route: Bayside Montesorri. Owner: Fundamental Needs Inc. Applicant: Costello Design.

AIC Western Washington University, $100,000 to install audio booths in rooms 333, 335 and 353. Owner: Western Washington University.

2980 Squalicum Pkwy. Suite 201, $40,000 for tenant improvement: remodel office spaces for occupational medicine and testing laboratory: Bellingham Occupational Medicine. Owner: Bellingham BSC LLC. Applicant: Roberta Clark.

2945 Douglas Ave., $40,000 to convert existing covered play area to heated enclosed space and add two new open covered play areas. Owner: Dunaway Enterprises. Applicant: Maureen Boncheff. Contractor: The Franklin Corporation.

4280 Meridian St. Suite 110, $225,000 for tenant improvement: convert existing medical office space into clinic for hyperbaric treatment (includes exterior enclosure for oxygen tank): St. Joseph Hospital Wound Clinic. Owner: Norman F. Chang and Wintergreen LLC. Applicant: Marcus Johnson. Tenant: St. Joseph Hospital.

11 Bellwether Way Suite 101, $22,692 for tenant improvement: convert deli to sushi bar restaurant. Owner: Port of Bellingham. Applicant and tenant: Minga Inc.

4540 Cordata Pkwy. Suite 103, $10,000 for one wall-mounted, internally illuminated sign: Bellingham Eye Physicians. Applicant and contractor: Signs Plus. Tenant: Bellingham Eye Physicians.

10 Bellis Fair Pkwy., $60,000 for commercial alteration: remodel toilet and dressing rooms: JCPenney. Owner: JC Penney Company Inc. #2327-5. Applicant: NWS Architects. Contractor: Woods Construction. Tenant: JCPenney.

1835 Barkley Blvd. Sute 201, $50,404 for tenant improvement: first tenant to use combined spaces 201 and 203 – offices. Owner: Talbot Real Estate. Applicant: RMC Architects.

4545 Cordata Pkwy., $185,000 for tenant improvements to endoscopy area of ambulatory surgery center. Owner: 4545 Cordata Parkway LLC. Applicant: Mahlum Architects.

BB Western Washington University, $203,000 to convert computer lab to office and biology lab. Owner: Western Washington University. Applicant: James Williams – Architect.

1511 N. State St., $110,000 for sand filter construction for 51-unit apartment building. Owner: City of Bellingham Housing.

2714 Lynn St., $324,660 for new single family residence with attached garage. Owner: Richard McClenahan and Margaret Jacobson. Applicant: Richard McClenahan.

4194 Cordata Pkwy., $59,277 to install two info sign kiosks; one station sign; three clocks; one WTA lettered sign; and eight non-lit gate signs: Cordata WTA. Owner: Whatcom Transportation Authority. Applicant: Custom Design Inc.

183 Telegraph Rd., $35,000 for tenant improvement: combine two existing spaces into one, add offices, showroom and storage: Rent A Center. Owner: AZNL-Meridian LLC. Applicant and contractor: MJS Contracting Inc.

909 Squalicum Way, $2,291,000 for phase 2 of 2 phase light industrial complex. Shell only for Building B. Owner: Squalicum Lofts LLC. Applicant: RMC Architects. Contractor: Com-Steel LLC.

810 Halleck St., $3,000,000 for commercial alteration: seismic improvement to existing building. Owner and applicant: Bellingham School District 501.

3014 Coolidge Dr., $347,000 for new single family residence with attached garage. Applicant and contractor: Perry Construction.



1062 Lakeway Dr., $10,000 for shell improvements for future tenant: new restroom and HVAC upgrades. Owner: Ennen Brothers Partnership. Contractor: Faber Brothers Construction.

1511 N. State St., $7,000,000 for 51-unit apartment building. Owner: City of Bellingham Housing. Contractor: Dawson Construction.

1530 James St., $1,388,000 for single-story addition to an existing nursing home for resident housing: Shuksan Health Care. Owner: Bellingham II Association. Contractor: VK Powell Construction LLC.

1400 W. Holly St., $45,000 for shell improvement: construct fire wall to create new residential unit and shell tenant space in existing grocery/convenience store. Owner: Lakhwinder S. Malhi.

3903 Spur Ridge Lane, $126,500 to install pallet racking system for record storage in new addition and x-ray storage in existing area: InfoCare. Owner: Howard Furst and Deborah D. Lucas. Contractor: Applied Handling NW Inc.

11 Bellwether Way Suite 101, $12,000 for commercial alteration: add toiletroom and enclosed entry within suite 101. Owner: Port of Bellingham. Contractor: McConnell Construction.

1515 Iowa St., $16,700 for three signs: one freestanding, internally illuminated; two wall-mounted, one internally illuminated: Macco Auto Body. Owner: Hank A. Lewis. Contractor: The Sign Post.

171-93 Telegraph Rd., $21,085 for twelve wall-mounted, non-illuminated fabric-covered awnings: Meridian Plaza. Owner: AZNL-Meridian LLC. Contractor: Grand View Sign & Awning.

3008 Northwest Ave, $50,000 for tenant improvement: new restaurant use in bakery space: Super Mario’s #2. Owner: Northwest Holdings Inc.

232 32nd St., $50,000 for tenant improvement: convert sub shop into restaurant: Sehome Diner. Owner: Sehome/Vander Pol LLC/Teel LLC/Cain LLC.

1835 Barkley Blvd., $2,464,076 for new two-story office building shell. Owner: Talbot Real Estate LLC. Contractor: Dawson Construction.

1062 Lakeway Dr., $70,000 for tenant improvement: partion walls for tanning salon. Owner: Ennen Brothers Partnership. Contractor: Step Up Construction.

2620 N. Harbor Loop Dr., $15,000 for commercial alteration: add insulation and reroof portions of existing roof to redirect rainwater to existing roof drains: Harbor Mall — Port of Bellingham. Owner: City of Bellingham Finance. Contractor: Larry Brown Construction.

1318 12th St., $180,000 for tenant improvement: create new bank in shell space: Whidbey Island Bank. Owner: Waldron Development LLC.

4540 Cordata Pkwy. Suite 103, $10,000 for one wall-mounted internally illuminated sign: Bellingham Eye Physicians.

1511 N. State St., $85,000 for stormwater vault for 51-unit apartment building. Owner: City of Bellingham Housing Authority. Contractor: Dawson Construction Inc.

619 Cornwall Ave., $500,000 to repair Bellingham Shipping Terminal pier. Owner: Port of Bellingham. Contractor: General Construction.

192 E. Bakerview Rd. Suite 202, $52,875 tenant improvement: complete portion of shell building for new office space: Sterling Health Plans. Owner: One Bellingham LLC. Contractor: Premier Construction Management.

1830 Cornwall Ave. Suite 101, $12,000 for tenant improvement: change of occupancy: convert former retail space into a middle school: Fairhaven Girls School.

1008 W. Holly St., $45,000 for commercial addition to an existing gas station/convenience store. Owner: Khabra LLC. Contractor: On the Level Construction/Repair LLC.

3101 Newmarket St. Suite 201, $18,500 for three wall-mounted internally illuminated channel-letter signs: Scotty Brown’s Restaurant. Owner: 3101 Newmarket LLC. Contractor: The Sign Post.

1300 Lakeway Dr., $18,000 to install one continuous fascia-mounted sign and light strip across tenant space: 7-Eleven Store. Owner: Shamrock Properties LLC. Contractor: ES & A Sign & Awning.

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