City events to cover incentives, flexibility for building owners

As part of the Bellingham’s Downtown Plan update, city officials are offering free informational sessions about the financial incentives, code and zoning flexibility available to historic and existing buildings. The sessions are focused on downtown buildings, but the information can be applied to buildings city-wide.

For more information, contact Katie Franks with the city of Bellingham at or 360-778-8388.

Infomation session schedule 

– Celebrating Bellingham’s Historic Buildings: The Downtown Bellingham Historic Resource Survey & Inventory Project, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (presentation 6-6:30 p.m.) on Friday, May 3, (during the Downtown Art Walk) at SPARK Museum of Electricity, 1312 Bay St.

– Design Flexibility for Buildings: Using the International Existing Building Code, noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Blue Horse Gallery, 301 W. Holly St.

– Incentives for Historic Buildings: Bellingham Local Register of Historic Places, noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at SPARK Museum of Electricity, 1312 Bay St.

– Incentives for Historic Buildings: National Register of Historic Places and the Federal Tax Credit Program, noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at Old City Hall Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St.

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