According to the Growth Management Act, cities are only allowed to amend their comprehensive plan or neighborhood plans, once a year. The City of Bellingham requires that all amendment and rezone request proposals be submitted to the Planning Department by April 1st of each year so that it can be considered for inclusion on the annual docket.
Process Document (PDF) (read this first)
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on May 15, 2014 to consider the following proposal(s) and make their recommendations to City Council as to which one(s) should be added to the annual Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments.
|Description||Planning Commission Recommendation||City Council Decision|
|Samish Neighborhood||Rezone Area 9 in order to remove the "non-retail" reference.|
|2013/2014 Docket (already approved by City Council)|
|South Neighborhood||Rezone 111.29 Acres in Area 4 (a.k.a. Fairhaven Highlands Property)||Public Hearing - May 15|
CBD/City Center Master Plan
Downtown Bellingham Plan
|Draft a new plan for the Downtown area.||
Public Hearing - March 27
Work Session - April 3 & 17
|Comprehensive Plan Update||In Process|
|Sunnyland Neighborhood - NAssoc.||In Process|
The History of Docketed Proposals provides access to applications submitted in previous years.