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2012-2013 Master Planning Updates
Master Planning Underway
Port and City Schedule Public Hearings on Planning Documents
At 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, t
he Bellingham City Council will have a public hearing on the
Waterfront District Master Plan and related agreements and documents. If needed, the hearing will continue at the City Council's Aug. 12 meeting. This hearing will be in Council Chambers at City Hall, 210 Lottie St.
3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Port Commission will have a public hearing on the Waterfront District Master Plan and related agreements. This hearing will be in the Harbor Center Conference Room, 1801 Roeder Avenue.

City Planning Commission Completes Work on Plan Review
On June 6, the Bellingham Planning Commission completed its review of the Waterfront planning documents and voted 7-0 to support moving the plan on to the City Council for approval. The Planning Commission also is submitting some recommendations for minor plan changes for council consideration. Those recommendations and findings are available here. More information is available on the City of Bellingham's website.
The Planning Commission had 10 meetings on the waterfront plan, including two nights of public hearings.  This summer the City Council and Port Commission will begin review of the planning documents and hold public hearings.

City Planning Commission Work Sessions and Comment Review Process
Following two nights of public hearings, the Planning Commission held work sessions to receive information and have discussion on details of the waterfront planning documents.
To view agendas, public comments and staff responses, waterfront documents and presentations, go the the City of Bellingham Planning Commission Meeting Materials section of the website.

March 21 & 28, 2013 City Planning Commission Public Hearings
The City's Planning Commission held two public hearings about the master plan/subarea plan and received a wide range of testimony. These meetings were videotaped and can be reviewed at the following links:
March 21, 2013 Public Hearing Video
March 28, 2013 Public Hearing Video

March 14, 2013 City and Port Staff Planning Commission Presentation
At this meeting, staff gave an overview of the Master Plan/Subarea Plan and the related planning documents. This presentation kicked-off the public review of the planning documents that were submitted in December 2012.
March 14, 2013 Planning Commission Presentation Video
March 14, 2013 Planning Commission PowerPoint Slides

Dec. 17, 2012 Legislative Process for Waterfront District Draft Plans Begins

On December 17, 2012, Port and City staff provided the full package of  Waterfront District draft planning documents and agreements to the City's Planning and Community Development Department in preparation for the legislative process.

The Waterfront District Draft Subarea Plan and associated documents were reviewed by the Bellingham Planning Commission prior to final consideration by the Bellingham City Council and Port Commission. The Planning Commission's review and public hearing process bean in Spring 2013.

The Documents for Planning Commission Review and related Draft Agreements all can be found on the City's Waterfront Web Page.
In addition to these, all of Final Environmental Impact Statement Documents for this project can be found on the Port's Waterfront web section.

December 14, 2012 Final Environmental Impact Statement Addendum Published
Download the FEIS Addendum

November 28, 2012 Waterfront Advisory Group Meeting
6-9 pm Harbor Center Conference Room, 1801 Roeder Avenue
Download the meeting agenda (PDF)

The Waterfront Advisory Group meeting will focus on reviewing and commenting on the changes that are being proposed to the 2010 Waterfront District Subarea Plan.

November 28, 2012 Meeting Materials:
Summary of Key Changes to Subarea Plan
Summary of Key Changes to Development Regulations
Subarea Plan with Changes in Redline/Strikeout Note: This is a large file -- see below for chapter by chapter version
Draft Design Standards
Draft Development Regulations
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 1
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 2
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 3
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 4
Waterfront Phasing Map: Phase 5
Summary of All Waterfront Planning Documents/Agreements

Chapter-by-Chapter Version of Subarea Plan with Redline/Strikeout

Chapter 1                Chapter 4        Chapter 7
Chapter 2                Chapter 5        Chapter 8
Chapter 3                Chapter 6        Chapter 9

May 3, 2012 Joint Port Commission & City Council Meeting

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