SUB AREA PLAN
Page 10. Insert WFG Guiding Principles 3-5 through 3-11 that are missing from draft.
Page 26; revision of paragraph 3: "Interim uses are proposed to make use of vacant properties until the development market and infrastructure investment can support more intensive uses. These interim uses include but are not limited to: manufacturing and assembly, repair of large equipment such as vessels, vehicles and floor based tools, warehousing, wholesaling and freight operations, water-related and water-dependent industrial uses, marine-related light industrial and transportation, construction staging, environmental remediation, alternative energy research and production, food production and surface parking."
Page 29; Addition of new bullet: “Re-use the existing Aerated Stabilization Basin breakwater materials for environmental capping, shoreline restoration and fill for parks and roadways to lower the carbon footprint of the project and reduce impacts on local sand and gravel quarries.”
Page 29 “Emphasize the adaptive reuse of existing buildings if an assessment of financial, environmental and social factors show positive benefits of keeping the building. Initially design new buildings utilizing methods that will allow easy adaptive reuse in the future if the building use changes over time.”
Page 29. Addition of new bullet: “Require all structures to build on-site infrastructure improvements to readily connect with utility district opportunities as recommended in the City’s Utility Master Plan for the subarea. Emphasize stubbing utility connections in new buildings that have site opportunities to install future renewable energy systems.”
Pg. 49. Addition of new bullet: “Parking throughout the Downtown Waterfront Area should primarily be located under buildings or within parking structures located on the upland side of the development.“
Pg. 53. Revision to last bullet to say "support safe access to the Waterfront District by all users."
Pg. 54. Reinstate note to figure that declares; “Location of Type 1, Arterials, Type II Streets and Alleys is conceptual and subject to change upon final design.”
Pg. 66. Revise Shipping Terminal Area from (0-acres) to (25-acres)
Pg. 67. Revise the next to last sentence "via a pedestrian bridge" to "via pedestrian bridge"
Pg. 6. Table .420-A Permitted Uses: Delete Industrial category E.4 “Hazardous Waste Treatment and Storage Facility per BMC 20.16.020.H.1."
Pg. 6-7/ Create a Miscellaneous Use category for Agricultural. Permitted in Industrial Mixed-Use only for greenhouse and field crops. Conditional in Industrial Mixed-Use for all other agricultural production
Pg. 7. Table 420-1 Miscellaneous Uses. 9: Revise to “Recycling
and Refuse Collection Center” Permitted in all three areas.
Pg. 6-7. Table 420-1 Miscellaneous Uses. New Use. “Recycling and Refuse Collection and Processing” Conditional in Industrial Mixed-Use with Note 7.
Pg. 12. Section 20.37.430 H.4.c.1.(a) Revise to "The transferred floor area will result in the provision of a public plaza or open-space to remain open to the public in accordance with park hours established in BMC 8.04.040
during daytime hours."
SUB AREA PLAN
Change policies from bullet points to numbers throughout the plan.
Addition to the plan, "Cleanup levels will be developed pursuant to state law to be protective of land uses in the Waterfront District."
Pg. 13, Revise bullet 2: “Identify opportunities to restore and create habitat along the waterfront environment.
within the context of creating an economically-viable redevelopment.” creating an economically-viable redevelopment.”
Pg. 24, Chapter Three; Revise first bullet: “Build public promenades set back from
along the waterfront with viewing platforms and overlooks to provide users with recreational opportunities and vistas of key estuary and habitat areas in coordination with upland redevelopment activities.”
Pg. 69, Chapter Seven, Revise first bullet: “Shoreline parks should include restored shoreline buffers and incorporate habitat enhancement projects consistent with the Bellingham Shoreline Master Program and Restoration Plan. Shoreline buffers may include trails and designated water access points, where no net loss of shoreline ecological function occurs to critical saltwater habitats.”
Pg. 26 - 39; Chapter Four, Add a policy to "Encourage uses in the Waterfront District that are not currently occupying the adjacent downtown district".
Add a policy, “Encourage industrial land uses that provide jobs for light manufacturing and assembly, high technology, research and development and industrial uses which depend upon or relate to the waterfront.”
Pg. 31, Amend bullet 4; “Recognize the need for larger industrial buildings and less stringent design standards to accommodate marine industrial uses, upland boat storage and other light industrial uses within Industrial Mixed-use areas. Provide lighting standards, setbacks, screening or landscaping to reduce impacts on and separate Industrial Mixed-use areas from other mixed-use development areas. “
Pg. 73-75; Chapter Eight; Include a statement that clarifies and references where project information is available including the inter-local agreement as well as the most recently adopted Transportation Improvement Program and Capital Improvement Plan
Revise BMC 20.37.430(C)(2)(b): A separate general binding site plan contract (as required in BMC 18.24) is not required. The Waterfront District Subarea Plan, Development Regulations (BMC 20.37), Development Agreement between Port of Bellingham and City of Bellingham, and the Interlocal Agreement for Facilities within the Waterfront District
and this Section shall be considered the contract.
Revise BMC 20.37.430(G)(4)(d): “Exempt Structures. Structures of iconic art and historic waterfront structures that may be preserved and/or moved are exempt from view corridor height limits.”
Revise BMC 20.37.430(H)(4)(c)(1)(a): “The transferred floor area will result in the provision of any public plaza or open space to remain open to the public
during the day time hours.”
Planned Action Ordinance, Revise Exhibit B, Section II.1.B, item 1-7 to: “As part of construction of onsite infrastructure, site grades shall be raised to accommodate potential long-term sea level rise and tsunami conditions, appropriate to the design lifetime of the project, as determined using the higher end of the range predicted by best available science."
Revise BMC 20.37.430(G)(2)(a): " Waterfront topography
is expected to will be raised during construction in conformance with requirements of the Waterfront District Planned Action Ordinance (Exhibit B, Section II.1.B) to account for sea level rise and installation of public infrastructure. Existing grade shall be that which is established with such fill activities when height is not measured from an abutting city sidewalk."