Bellingham Annexations

Urban Growth Areas

The University of Washington Bellingham Research Initiative is a quarter-long research project conducted by graduate students from the University of Washington's Urban Design and Planning program. They are researching potential annexation sites within Bellingham's urban growth areas. Click here to see the map (city-wide).

Annexations

Annexation is the procedure for bringing unincorporated areas of a county into an adjacent incorporated city. The most common form of annexation is the "petition method", whereby property owners (or residents) of the area sign a petition asking to become part of the City. If an area is annexed, the City becomes the primary provider of local government services.

Alderwood Area - Pending

 

The Alderwood Annexation area is approximately 719-acres in size and located in the City's Northern Urban Growth Area. The area is adjacent to Bellingham City Limits and shares a common boundary with the Birchwood Neighborhood.

Status: The City will hold a community meeting to share more about this annexation, click here for information.

 


 

Meridian / Kline / Kelly Rd - Pending

 

The Meridian/Kline/Kelly Annexation area is approximately 169-acres in size and located in the City's Northern Urban Growth Area. The area is adjacent to Bellingham City Limits and shares a common boundary with the Cordata Neighborhood to the west and the Meridian Neighborhood to the south.

Status: Utilities infrastructure under review.

 


 

Mt. Baker Highway / Britton Rd - Approved 


The Mt. Baker Highway / Britton Rd Annexation is approximately 75-acres and will become part of the Barkley Neighborhood on April 1, 2019.

Ordinance: On December 10, 2018, Ordinance 2018-12-033 was approved.

Annexation Map Series: This document contains a variety of maps of the annexation area.

Addresses and Parcel Information:  View a list of the associated parcels, within the annexation area, or click here for an address map. 

 

Bennett / Bakerview / Airport Dr - Approved

 

The Bennett/Bakerview/ Airport Drive Annexation is approximately 174-acres and will become part of the Birchwood Neighborhood on April 1, 2019.

Ordinance: On November 19, 2018, Ordinance 2018-11-027 was approved.

Annexation Map Series: This document contains a variety of maps of the annexation area.

Addresses and Parcel Information: View a list of the associated parcels, within the annexation area, or click here for an address map.

 

contacts

​Moshe Quinn, Planner II, (360) 778-8354 or mquinn@cob.org