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Granary Avenue and Laurel Street

​Project Overview: WF-1011

Construction of two new arterial streets in the Downtown Waterfront portion of the former Georgia Pacific mill site. This project will include new public and franchise utilities, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, parking, landscaping and street lighting. Granary Avenue will connect to Roeder Ave just south of the Granary Building and Laurel Street will connect to Cornwall Avenue.

This project will provide public access through the waterfront area and connect to a new public park along the Whatcom Waterway. By provide access and utilities through the site, the project will also allow for mixed use development within the Waterfront sub-area.

The site is a former industrial area and the new facilities will be constructed over an environmental clean-up. The railway adjacent to the site also requires coordination for utility and street crossings.

Project is being funded by the Federal Highway Administration, Whatcom County EDI, and City of Bellingham Street Fund.

Project Drawings

Status - March 2018

Accomplishments:  Water, storm and district energy casings installed. Phase 1 utilities and grading are all installed. First curb and gutter has been placed.

Next Milestone:  Complete phase 1 curb gutter, sidewalks and base course installation. Complete bike cue pocket and all railway crossing casings. Complete all sewer, water and stormwater.

Project Details

  • Status - Under Construction
  • Contract Awarded -   October 9, 2017
  • Contract Amount -  $8,600,000
  • Contractor -  Ram Construction, Inc.
  • Completion Date:  November 15, 2018 (Anticipated)
  • Final Contract Amount: 
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Affected Neighborhoods

    City Center

Participating Departments

    Public Works


​Freeman Anthony, P.E.
Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7924
Public Works Contacts