Whatcom Creek Trail Trestle Demolition

Remnants of an abandoned railroad trestle in Whatcom Falls Park will be removed for the safety of trail users and to improve water quality in Whatcom Creek. This large structure, located just west of Electric Avenue, consists of treated wood piling, steel railroad rails, and other treated wood. During the summer of year 2020, a ... Read more

Lorraine Ellis Park Playground Renovation

The design of a new playground for Lorraine Ellis Neighborhood Park is in process. The existing playground equipment, installed in 1990, is tired and weather beaten; it does not comply with safety standards for public playground equipment, and lacks ADA access. This project will provide this neighborhood new, unique, fun, safe, and accessible, play opportunities ... Read more

Storybrook Park Master Plan

The Council approved and adopted the Park Master Plan and official park name “Storybrook Park” on December 12, 2022. Thank you to all those that provided input on the design and park name. Storybrook Park Phase One The Phase One development project is underway and is anticipated to include the following park improvements: Phase One ... Read more

2022 Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Updates

Project Overview: ES557 The City of Bellingham is in the process of updating the 2012 Pedestrian Master Plan and the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan. These mode-specific plans establish citywide pedestrian and bicycle networks, identify and recommend improved needs, apply community-identified priorities, and develop a fiscally-constrained list of projects for the future. Extensive public input will ... Read more

Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update

During the remainder of 2021 the City will be updating its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The SMP is the document that regulates development along the City’s shorelines or, “shorelines of the state.” The City’s “shorelines of the state” are Bellingham Bay, Lake Whatcom and Lake Padden, Chuckanut, Whatcom and Squalicum Creeks and Padden Creek upstream ... Read more

Gardenview Tiny House Village Project

Project Description The City will host a new tiny house village at 1399 Woburn Street, the former site of the City’s “Clean Green” facility. More information can be found in the July 22, 2021 and the February 24, 2021 press releases. The City of Bellingham sought a partnership with qualified providers through a Request for ... Read more