Redevelopment of City-owned Properties

The City of Bellingham owns three properties in key urban villages. These properties present a unique opportunity for large-scale mixed-use redevelopment within the City limits.

For more information or to submit a redevelopment proposal, contact Tara Sundin, Community and Economic Development Manager, at or 360-778-8392.


Army Street Site (315 W. Holly Street)

The 24,000 square foot vacant property is located in Old Town, ideally situated between the downtown Arts District and the emerging mixed-use waterfront redevelopment. The City is currently considering offers from interested parties to purchase and redevelop the site.

Relevant Site Information:

Property Information - RFP (CLOSED)


600 West Holly

Located on Whatcom Creek in the Old Town District, and in close proximity to Maritime Heritage Park, downtown, and the emerging mixed-use waterfront redevelopment. The property was purchased by the City using eligible Community Development Block Grant funds. A business proposal is currently being considered to lease the northwest corner of the site.


Aloha Motel Site (301 & 315 N. Samish Way)

The 1.51 acre parcel located in the Samish Way Urban Village, adjacent to the historic Sehome residential neighborhood and a short walk to the 180-acre Sehome Arboretum which connects to Western Washington University. The property has been cleared of the former blighted motel and prepared for redevelopment. The City is currently in negotiations to sell the property to the Bellingham Housing Authority as a result of a competitive Request for Proposals.

Redevelopment Proposal (4,332k PDF)‚Äč

Appendices (2,220k PDF)

Property Information - RFP (CLOSED) (2,123k PDF)
The RFP period has closed and proposals are no longer being accepted.