Downtown District


In August, 2014 the Bellingham City Council approved the Downtown Bellingham Plan and related development regulations. Together, these planning tools guide private development and public improvements, and help prioritize city investment in the development of Downtown. 

Downtown Plan


North State Street Design Concept - August 2015

Promoted by policies developed in the 2012 Downtown Bellingham Plan, the North State Street Design Concept builds on concepts presented in Bellingham's Pedestrian Master Plan and Bike Master Plan, and was developed using input gathered from stakeholders - that is property owners, business owners, and residents who have a vested interest in the functionality, aesthetics and vibrancy of the street.

The North State Street Design Concept (72,363K pdf) report describes a cohesive vision for the corridor that stretches nine blocks between York Street and the roundabout at Wharf Street. The purpose behind creating a design concept was to help guide future capital improvement projects that collectively will improve connectivity and safety, commercial vibrancy, social activity and identity of place along North State Street.

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