"Fairhaven Highlands" is a development
proposed by Greenbriar Northwest Associates, LLC on property purchased in
2004/2005. Located within Bellingham city limits between Chuckanut Drive,
Interurban Trail, Old Fairhaven Parkway, and Old Samish Highway, the
property includes an area known locally as Chuckanut Ridge or the “One-Hundred Acre Wood”.
On April 18th, 2005 the City received Greenbriar’s application for
Fairhaven Highlands, a planned development and preliminary plat
(sub-division of land) which proposed building 739 units of single and
multi-family dwelling units on approximately 85 acres of land. Primary
access to the development is proposed from Chuckanut Drive, and street
improvements would be provided in accordance with State and local
requirements. Wetland impact is proposed, and the application includes
requests for variances from street standards and frontage requirements. A
SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) checklist was submitted, as required.
On April 25th, 2005, the Fairhaven Highlands Planned Development
Application was determined to be sufficiently complete to begin the review
process. In February 2007, Greenbriar requested that the City of
Bellingham Planning and Community Development Department initiate the
preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Fairhaven
Highlands development. The City hired ESA Adolfson to perform the EIS.
The following documents are all on file at the Planning Division, or
click on the links below to view the application, materials, and notices.
The most up-to-date information is posted on the EIS page below.