The Meridian Neighborhood is located in
the northern area of the City and currently extends from the northern City
limits to Interstate 5 to the south and is situated between the Cordata
Neighborhood to the west and King Mountain Neighborhood to the east. The
Meridian Neighborhood contains a combination of land use zoning designations
consisting of Commercial, Industrial, and Residential. A majority of the
commercial and industrial zoned properties within the neighborhood have been
developed with commercial uses since the neighborhood's inception.
The Bellis Fair area is situated in the southern/central portion of the
Meridian Neighborhood near Interstate 5 and is considered a regional retail
area. Additionally, this area is designated as a future District Urban
Village and ranked a Tier 3 Urban Village in Bellingham's Comprehensive
Plan. The eastern portion of the neighborhood along West Bakerview Road is
primarily zoned for commercial and industrial uses and is recognized as a
"gateway" into the City of Bellingham because of its close proximity to
Intestate 5 and the Bellingham International Airport.
Several properties within this area have been developed with commercial
uses on the south side of West Bakerview Road and it is anticipated that the
properties on the north side of West Bakerview Road will be developed in the
next planning period.