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Bloedel Donovan Park Master Plan Amendment & Improvement Projects

Description

The existing park master plan was amended to include a new boat house and associated amenities, proposed improvements to mitigate onsite stormwater, removal of an existing concrete bulkhead, beach improvements, expanding native planting areas and creating infrastructure for the proposed boat inspection program.

Removal of the concrete bulkhead along the eastern shoreline is funded at this time.  Design is currently underway.

Stormwater improvements in the existing park lawn area on the north side of the park is also funded at this time.  Design is currently underway.

Funding

Stormwater Improvements: 
$384,000 City of Bellingham Water Fund
$128,000 Department of Ecology Statewide Stormwater Grant Program

Shoreline Improvements:
$150,000 City of Bellingham Water Fund
$150,000 Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Aquatic Land Enhancement Account Grant

Proposed Boathouse:
Donation by the Whatcom Rowing Association.

Other Improvements:
Unfunded at this time.

Status

The master plan amendment was approved by City Council on July 2, 2012.

Stormwater improvements in the north park lawn area are currently in the design phase.  Construction is expected to begin summer of 2014.

Concrete bulkhead removal and improvements to the shoreline near the boat launch area is currently in design phase.  Construction is expected to begin summer of 2014.

The proposed boathouse is currently in the permit review stage.  Construction is also expected to begin summer of 2014.

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