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 Annual Docket

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.

Comprehensive/Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Rezone Request Application Forms

Process Document (PDF) (read this first)

Docketing Application (PDF)     Final Application (PDF)     Rezone Application (PDF)

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the following proposal(s) for the 2014/2015 Docket and make their recommendations to City Council as to which one(s) should be added to the annual Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments.

 Proposals for 2014 / 2015 Docket
Proposal
Description Planning Commission Recommendation City Council Decision
Samish Neighborhood Rezone 1.62 acres to the west of Ashley Ave. (Area 1) from Commercial.Auto to Commerical, Planned. Public Hearing - June 19  
Samish Neighborhood Rezone Area 9 in order to remove the "non-retail" reference. Public Hearing - June 19  
 Active Docketed Proposals
Proposal
Description Planning Commission City Council
Bakerview/James Urban Village Master Plan Pending Staff Resources    
Comprehensive Plan Update In Process    
Downtown Bellingham Plan Draft a new plan for the Downtown area. Public Hearing - March 27
Work Session - April 3 & 17 and May 1
Public Hearing - June 23
South Neighborhood Rezone 111.29 Acres in Area 4 (a.k.a. Fairhaven Highlands Property) Public Hearing - May 15 Public Hearing - July 7
Sunnyland Neighborhood - NAssoc. Rezone former DOT site and adjacent properties in Areas 1, 1A and 8. Public Hearing - June 12  
Archived Docketed Proposals
Proposal
Year Docketed Status City Council Decision
Cordata Neighborhood 2013 Complete Pending 3rd & Final Reading
Cornwall Park Neighborhood 2013 Complete Pending 3rd & Final Reading
Cornwall Park Neighborhood 2012 Complete Deny
Downtown Bellingham Plan 2011 In Process  
Economic Development Chapter (Comprehensive Plan) 2011 Complete Approve
Edgemoor Neighborhood 2012 Complete Deny
Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan 2008 Complete Approve
Happy Valley Neighborhood 2013 Complete Pending 3rd & Final Reading
Happy Valley Neighborhood 2011 Complete Deny
King Mountain Neighborhood (Area 14A) 2012 Complete Approve
King Mountain Neighborhood (Area 13) 2010 Complete Deny
Meridian Neighborhood 2013 Deadline not met - withdrawn
Park, Recreation and Open Space Chapter 2013 Complete Pending 3rd & Final Reading
Samish Neighborhood 2013 Complete Pending 3rd & Final Reading
Samish Neighborhood 2011 Complete Deny
Sehome Neighborhood Association 2008 Complete Approve
South Neighborhood 2012 Complete Deny
South Neighborhood 2013 In Process  
Sunnyland Neighborhood - City of Bellingham 2012 Complete Deny
Sunnyland Neighborhood - Neighborhood Association 2012 In Process  
Sunnyland Neighborhood - Owners 2012 Complete Deny
Whatcom Falls Neighborhood 2012 Complete Approve
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