Comprehensive Plan Update Open Houses

September 15, 2015

Approximately 50 people attended an open house at Old City Hall (Whatcom Museum). Participants visited "topic tables" to talk with staff and provide feedback on issues such as urban villages, sustainability, innovation, housing affordability and choices, and healthy communities. Focus group discussions on the topics of land use, transportation, the environment, and economic development were also held with Planning Director, Rick Sepler. The Comprehensive Plan will be reviewed and updated by focusing on key refinements identified by the community, the Planning Commission and City Council, and to meet technical requirements established by the state.

Topic Boards Other Boards
Urban Villages (1,384k PDF) Report Card (918k PDF)
Sustainability (674k PDF) "Tell Us What You Think" - ADU's (1,852k PDF)
Innovation (1,543k PDF) "Tell Us What You Think" - Focus Areas (1,539k PDF)
Housing Affordability and Choices (911k PDF) Where Do You Live? (dot exercise results)
Health (981k PDF)
Engage Bellingham (585k PDF) 

March 17, 2015

Over 115 people from neighborhoods throughout Bellingham attended an open house at the Squalicum Boathouse. Following a brief presentation, participants visited "topic tables" to talk with staff and provide feedback on the tradeoffs associated with options for accommodating future growth and development. The input gathered helped to frame recommendations on the City's urban growth area boundaries.

Topic Boards Other Boards
Economic Development (1,347k PDF) Legacies (dot exercise results)
Environment (1,300k PDF) Opportunities to Engage (256k PDF)
Growth Options (2,042k PDF) Survey Results (1,603k PDF)
Healthy Communities (363k PDF) Where Do You Live? (dot exercise results)
Housing (232k PDF) Wordle (326k PDF)
Land Use (331k PDF) 
Parks (1,910k PDF) 
Transportation (2,056k PDF) 

 

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