Annual Docket

** On March 23, 2015 - City Council provided the direction to postpone docket review until early 2016. **

According to the Growth Management Act, cities are only allowed to amend their comprehensive plan or neighborhood plans, once a year. The City of Bellingham requires that all amendment and rezone request proposals be submitted to the Planning Department by April 1st of each year so that it can be considered for inclusion on the annual docket.

Comprehensive/Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Rezone Request Application Forms

Process Document (PDF) (read this first)

Docketing Application (PDF)     Final Application (PDF)     Rezone Application (PDF)

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the following proposal(s) for the 2014/2015 Docket and make their recommendations to City Council as to which one(s) should be added to the annual Docket of Comprehensive Plan Amendments.

Proposals for 2014 / 2015 Docket

Proposal
DescriptionPlanning Commission RecommendationCity Council Decision
Samish Neighborhood Rezone 1.62 acres to the west of Ashley Ave. (Area 1) from Commercial. Auto to Commercial, Planned. Add to Annual Docket of proposals Approve
Samish Neighborhood Rezone Area 9 in order to remove the "non-retail" reference. Add to Annual Docket of proposals Approve
Samish Neighborhood Rezone 1.75 acres at 801 Samish Way (Area 4) from Residential, Single to Commercial, Planned, non-retail. Add to Annual Docket of proposals Approve

Active Docketed Proposals

Proposal
DescriptionPlanning Commission City Council
Bakerview/James Urban Village Master Plan Pending Staff Resources    
Comprehensive Plan Update In Process    

Archived Docketed Proposals

Proposal
Year DocketedStatusCity Council Decision
Cordata Neighborhood 2013 Complete Approve
Cornwall Park Neighborhood 2013 Complete Approve
Cornwall Park Neighborhood 2012 Complete Deny
Downtown Bellingham Plan 2011 Complete Approve
Economic Development Chapter (Comprehensive Plan) 2011 Complete Approve
Edgemoor Neighborhood 2012 Complete Deny
Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan 2008 Complete Approve
Happy Valley Neighborhood 2013 Complete Approve
Happy Valley Neighborhood 2011 Complete Deny
King Mountain Neighborhood (Area 14A) 2012 Complete Approve
King Mountain Neighborhood (Area 13) 2010 Complete Deny
Meridian Neighborhood 2013 Deadline not met - withdrawn
Park, Recreation and Open Space Chapter 2013 Complete Approve
Samish Neighborhood - Ashley Way 2014 In Process  
Samish Neighborhood - Area 9 2014 In Process  
Samish Neighborhood 2013 Complete Approve
Samish Neighborhood 2011 Complete Deny
Sehome Neighborhood Association 2008 Complete Approve
South Neighborhood 2012 Complete Deny
South Neighborhood 2013 Complete Approve
Sunnyland Neighborhood- City of Bellingham 2012 Complete Deny
Sunnyland Neighborhood - Neighborhood Association 2012 Complete Approve
Sunnyland Neighborhood- Owners 2012 Complete Deny
Whatcom Falls Neighborhood 2012 Complete Approve

contacts