City Council approved the Samish Way Urban Village Sub-Area Plan on
November 23, 2009.
The Bellingham Planning Commission met four separate times in 2009, and on
August 6, 2009 forwarded a recommendation of approval to City Council for
the Samish Way Urban Village Subarea Plan.
Additional Meetings Held
A series of public workshops were held in June / July 2008 to discuss the
vision for the area and to draft a conceptual plan. The
public input report (pdf) contains a summary of the public comments that were
received during the workshops and explains the conceptual plan presented by
Following the workshops staff worked with numerous professional
consultants, stakeholders, and local agencies to test the feasibility of the
conceptual ideas. In February, a public meeting was held to present the
draft policies and regulations and gather public feedback.