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 June 20 June 27, 2013 to consider the following proposals and make their recommendations to City Council as to which ones should be added to the 2013/2014 Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments.
|Description||Planning Commission Recommendation||City Council Decision|
|Cordata Neighborhood||Minor Amendment to Plan||Approve||Approve|
|Cornwall Park||Amend the St. Joes Institutional Plan||Staff has determined that this item does not require a comprehensive plan amendment|
|Cornwall Park||Minor amendment to the Neighborhood Plan||Approve||Approve|
|Happy Valley Neighborhood||Minor Amendment to Plan||Approve||Approve|
|Meridian Neighborhood||Rezone 18 acres in Area 35||Approve||Approve|
|Samish Neighborhood||Minor Amendment to Plan||Approve||Approve|
|South Neighborhood||Rezone 111.29 Acres in Area 4 (a.k.a. Fairhaven Highlands Property)||Approve||Approve|
|Park, Recreation and Open Space Chapter||Update chapter 7 of Comprehensive Plan||Approve||Approve|
|CBD/City Center Master Plan||In Process|
|Periodic updates to Comprehensive Plan||In Process|
The History of Docketed Proposals provides access to applications submitted in previous years.