Fairhaven Highlands

“Fairhaven Highlands” is a development proposed by Greenbriar Northwest Associates, LLC on property purchased in 2004/2005.  Located within Bellingham city limits between Chuckanut Drive, Interurban Trail, Old Fairhaven Parkway, and Old Samish Highway, the property includes an area known locally as Chuckanut Ridge or the “One-Hundred Acre Wood”.

On April 18th, 2005 the City received Greenbriar’s application for Fairhaven Highlands, a planned development and preliminary plat (sub-division of land) which proposed building 739 units of single and multi-family dwelling units on approximately 85 acres of land.  Primary access to the development is proposed from Chuckanut Drive, and street improvements would be provided in accordance with State and local requirements.  Wetland impact is proposed, and the application includes requests for variances from street standards and frontage requirements. A SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) checklist was submitted, as required. 

On April 25th, 2005, the Fairhaven Highlands Planned Development Application was determined to be sufficiently complete to begin the review process.  In February 2007, Greenbriar requested that the City of Bellingham Planning and Community Development Department initiate the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Fairhaven Highlands development.  The City hired ESA Adolfson to perform the EIS.

The following documents are all on file at the Planning Division, or click on the links below to view the application, materials, and notices. The most up-to-date information is posted on the EIS page below.