​Newly complete waterfront access streets alongside Waypoint Park image

​New waterfront access streets alongside Waypoint Park

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 includes new public and franchise utilities, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, parking, landscaping and street lighting. Granary Avenue connects to Roeder Ave just south of the Granary Building and Laurel Street connects to Cornwall Avenue.

This project provides public access through the waterfront area and connects to a new public park along the Whatcom Waterway. By providing access and utilities through the site, the project also allows 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 2019

Accomplishments:  BNSF crossing complete.  Cornwall intersection complete.

Next Milestone:  Final curb, gutter and sidewalk. Final lift of asphalt on Laurel. Laurel landscaping, street trees and paver installation. Open the road.

  • Status - Under Construction
  • Contract Awarded -   October 9, 2017
  • Contract Amount -  $8,600,000
  • Contractor -  Ram Construction, Inc.
  • Completion Date:  July 2019
  • 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

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