City Center Planning

Bellingham's City Center is thriving thanks in part to an effective master plan and an implementation strategy.  The City Center Design Guidelines provide additional guidance for developers to retain and refine the wonderful character of our downtown.

City Center Design Standards & Maps

City Center Master Plan

City Center Master Plan by Section:

Downtown Bellingham: Back to Center

A celebration of the revitalization efforts in Downtown Bellingham took place in September of 2008.  A slideshow and video were created to highlight the successes that have occurred, including re-development at the corner of Railroad and Holly Streets, Depot Market Square, new businesses and facade improvements, historic renovations, affordable housing, public art, street improvements, and the restoration of Maritime Heritage Park. 

Slideshow: Downtown Celebration 10th Anniversary of Downtown Development Workshops Sep 18, 2008 (8,842K PDF)