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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


City Council Chambers
Thursday, May 03, 2012, 12:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1


Special Meeting


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by City Council President, Terry Bornemann. The Port Commissioners meeting was called to order by Port Commission Chair, Scott Walker

Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Cathy Lehman, Council Member, Third Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large

Excused:
    Stan Snapp
    Council Member
    Fourth Ward

OTHER BUSINESS

Port Commissioners:

Scott Walker, Chair
Michael McAuley, Jim Jorgenson

AB19558 1. Presentation to a joint meeting of the Bellingham City Council and the Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners on the status of the Waterfront Master Plan and related waterfront redevelopment efforts.


Presented by: Mayor Kelli Linville
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Tara Sundin, Special Projects Manager
Leslie Bryson, Parks & Recreation Department Design and Development Manager
John Carter, Finance Director
Rob Fix, Port of Bellingham Interim Executive Director and CFO
Mike Stoner, Port of Bellingham Director of Environmental Services

Presentation and discussion covered the following topics:
    Historical review of Waterfront redevelopment project
    Status of Port/City partnership
    Site preparation
        Progress to date
        Environmental cleanup
    Planning progress to date
    Summary of changes from 2010
        Railroad relocation
        Log Pond area
        Clean Ocean Marina
    Phasing
        Phase 1: Activate the Downtown Waterfront
        Phase 2: Activate Cornwall Beach area
        Phase 3: Commercial green connection to downtown
        Phase 4: Activate Marine Trades area
        Phase 5: Rail relocation and full build-out in Downtown Waterfront
    Master Planning next steps
    Summary of Legislative Process
    Other cost issues
        Brownfields site cleanup on Whatcom Waterway
        Downtown Waterfront access
        Granary Building
    Wrap up:
        Site preparation and environmental cleanup is ongoing
        Master Plan based on broad community input and grounded in economic reality
        Adopted Master Plan will increase opportunities to attract funding for implementation
        Package of Master Plan documents will go to the Planning Commission later this year:
            s Sub-area Plan
            s Environmental Impact Statement
            s Development Agreement
            s Planned Action Ordinance
            s Capital Facilities Agreement
            s Design Review and Document Approval Handbook
        Port/City team using facts and information to support recommendations
        Open, transparent, collaborative decision-making process

INFORMATION ONLY

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:41 PM.



Terry Bornemann, Council President

ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
APPROVED:



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