This project includes developing a waterfront park along Whatcom Waterway
in the vicinity of Roeder and Central Avenue. The project will be
coordinated with other improvements along the waterfront including the
Granary building and Granary/Laurel Street. Pending available funding
and phasing of other waterfront projects, phase 1 construction will include
only a portion of the park; however, the entire Whatcom Waterway Park area
will be included in the preliminary design phase, which will be completed
under the initial design phase.
This project has been identified as a priority project for public access
and enjoyment of the Waterfront District development site. Access to
the waterfront, both physical and visual, has long been a desire of the
citizens of Bellingham. This project is included in the Waterfront
Master Plan and the City of Bellingham's Park, Recreation and Open Space
Real Estate Excise Tax
Washington State Department of Commerce Grant
First phase of construction began January of 2017. The next phase of construction, which includes improvements to Central Pier, will begin spring of 2017. Whatcom Waterway Park design has been completed and the city expects to start construction fall of 2017.