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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012, 06:00 PM

City Council Chambers

City Hall, 210 Lottie Street

The City of Bellingham Hearing Examiner will hold a public hearing to take testimony on the following proposals:

1. VAR2012-00008 / SUB2012-00011: Consideration of lot width variances from Bellingham Municipal Code (BMC)18.36.020E as part of a two-lot Short Plat utilizing BMC 18.36.020A6, Lot Averaging. The request would reduce the interior lot width requirement from 60 feet to 52.19 feet for each lot and divide the subject property into two separate lots. The proposal is located at 1915 Electric Avenue, and legally described as: Lots 8 -- 9, BLK 2, Eldridge's Park Add to Bellingham. Bill and Carla Dotinga, owners/applicants. Residential Single Land Use Designation. Silver Beach Neighborhood, Area 11.

2. CUP2012-00007: Conditional Use Permit request for change of use of an existing building from a warehouse/office to a church. No changes to parking area (16 spaces required and there are 23 existing on-site), and minor changes to the interior building. The proposal is located at 1710 Kentucky Street (lengthy legal). Roosevelt Community Church, applicant; Kurt Ingram, contact person; Elsie Krueger, owner. Industrial, Light Land Use Designation. Roosevelt Neighborhood, Area 12.

The full applications are available for viewing at the address listed below. Staff reports will be available at the Planning Department approximately one week before the hearing.

You may comment on the proposal by sending written comments to the Planning Department, City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. All written comments should be received during office hours before the hearing, or you may submit them at the hearing if you include an additional copy for the recording secretary. You may also request a copy of the Hearing Examiner’s decision and your appeal rights.

The City of Bellingham complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The hearing assistance system is now available. If you need special accommodations please call the Hearing Examiner office 752-1149 (voice) or 676-6883 (TDD) at least one day prior to the hearing.

Note: This hearing will be recorded.