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2016 Comprehensive Plan Update

Comprehensive Plan Update Survey

NEW! From September 15 - October 20, the community was asked where an additional 36,000 people should live and work over the next 20 years through an unscientific online survey. We received 1202 total responses. These results will help shape the updated Comprehensive Plan. Thank you for your input into this important process.

The City of Bellingham is in the process of updating its 2006 Comprehensive Plan. The new plan will provide a 20-year roadmap for Bellingham's growth and development. The update process provides the City with the opportunity to evaluate and reconsider local needs, update the population and employment growth forecasts and other information in the plan, and address changes in state law. The new plan will build on the visions, goals and policies in the existing Comprehensive Plan, incorporating updated and consolidated language where necessary. On or before June 30, 2016, the City is required to complete the update to ensure compliance with the Growth Management Act (GMA).

Comments should be sent to the Planning Department - 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Attn: Greg Aucutt, Assistant Director
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