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The Port has released an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Addendum for proposed changes to the 2013 Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan. The EIS process is a tool for identifying and analyzing probable adverse environmental impacts, reasonable alternatives and possible mitigation. The EIS Addendum is available for public comment until January 18, 2019. Comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing at:
Andrew W. MaronSEPA Responsible Official, Port of BellinghamPO Box 1677Bellingham, WA 98227-1677
The currently adopted Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan provides a framework for the gradual transition of 237 acres on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront from heavy industrial into a new neighborhood with residences, shops, offices, marine and light industry, as well as parks, trails and shoreline improvements. The Port is proposing changes to the Sub-Area Plan to improve the layout of parks and roads to enhance public access to and through the downtown waterfront. The proposed modifications/updates are:
In a separate process, the Port has submitted the Proposed 2018 Sub-Area Plan Update to the City of Bellingham for review and approval. The City's review process includes public input, Planning Commission hearings and City Council review. To learn more about the City's review process including additional opportunities for public comment, click here.