With unanimous approval from the Bellingham Planning Commission on June 6, proposed plans for the future Waterfront District will now move to the City Council for a new round of deliberations.
According to the city, an overview presentation of the plans is expected to be held on July 15, and a public hearing has been tentatively scheduled for Aug. 5. City Council is expected to consider the plans in a series of work sessions through the summer and early fall, with the goal of completing work before the end of 2013.
The Port of Bellingham and the city of Bellingham, which are working together to chart a redevelopment plan for 237 acres of former industrial property on the city’s waterfront, are also holding a series of public outreach events that will allow locals to tour areas of the property and ask questions.
A Waterfront Plan Information Fair is planned for July 17. Other activities include waterfront walking tours, boat tours, informational signage and more. Details and schedules for these events will be announced over the next several days, according to the city.
The port has several events posted on its website, including walking tours and cruise tours offered by San Juan Cruises.
Documents and other information about the Planning Commission’s review and proposed changes are available on the city’s website. The city’s Planning and Community Development Department at 360-778-8300.