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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. PDC2013-00002 / VAR2013-00001 / DRC2013-00008 / CAP2013-00019: A planned development proposal for purpose-built student housing consisting, known as University Ridge, of 576 beds in four buildings, a clubhouse, and associated parking to be located at 4413 Consolidation Avenue, and legally described as Tract F, Cedar Ridge Division 2. Proposed access to the site is from an easterly extension of Consolidation Avenue from Nevada Street. Pedestrian circulation is proposed by a newly constructed pathway in the Consolidation Avenue right of way between Nevada and Puget Streets. Multi-family design review approval is required for both the site plan and building designs. A variance is requested from the height requirements per BMC 20.38.050 B(4)(a). A critical areas permit is required to allow development within the 100-foot buffer of the wetland located off-site to the north and within geologically hazardous areas. Stormwater management will be provided pursuant to BMC 15.42. Residential Multiple, Planned Land Use Designation. Ambling University Development Group, LLC, owner/applicant; Ron Jepson, Jepson and Associates, (360) 733-5760, contact person. Puget Neighborhood, Area 17.

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The full applications, public comments and general correspondence are available for viewing at the Planning and Community Development Department, or on the following website: A staff report will be available to view on-line by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28th.

You may comment on the proposal by sending written comments to the Planning Department, City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.
You may comment on the proposal by sending written comments to the address below and/or by testifying at the hearing. The September 11th hearing will be your only opportunity to comment on this proposal prior to a decision being rendered. The hearing may be continued to September 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. if the public hearing is not completed on September 11th. 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.