Waterfront park, streets topic of Open House June 30

Information to be shared about Laurel Street, Whatcom Waterway Park

June 23, 2016 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

The City of Bellingham Parks and Public Works departments are co-hosting an informational Open House to share plans for the first phase of Whatcom Waterway Park (Park) and the Granary and Laurel Street projects.  The event will be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 in the Maritime Heritage Park building, 1600 “C” Street in Bellingham.


City staff and consultants will provide information and graphics on the Park and street projects. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn about all the possibilities of how this former industrial site will be transformed into a public park and extension of the downtown area.


These projects are partially funded with grant money from the Washington State Department of Commerce and Federal Highways Administration, as well as local funds.


The City of Bellingham is working in cooperation with the Port of Bellingham to clean up the area and prepare it for this urban waterfront park, which will be accessible via Central Avenue and the pending Granary and Laurel Street project.  The area has been identified as a critically important gateway to the Waterfront District.


For more information, go to www.cob.org and search “Whatcom Waterway Park” or click here.

Media Contact

​Gina Austin, project engineer
City of Bellingham - Parks
(360) 778-7000

Freeman Anthony, project engineer
City of Bellingham - Public Works
(360)  778-7924


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