2022 Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Updates

Project Overview: ES557 Now through Summer 2023, City of Bellingham will update 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 inform ... Read more

Padden Creek 24th to 30th Streets Restoration Project

Creek with trees and rocks alongside it
Project Overview: EN055 Functional floodplains, off-channel habitats, and riparian buffers are important aspects of functional watersheds. Unfortunately, many of these features are often missing or reduced along urban streams. This is the case for Padden Creek, where these features have been impacted by urban development and stream channelization, exacerbating the water quality problems in Padden Creek. ... Read more

Electrification of Transportation

Electric vehicle charging
Project Overview: EF154 This project involves installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Bellingham to improve the availability of EV charging. In early 2021, the City of Bellingham received a $1.5 million grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to be used towards installing new EV infrastructure across Bellingham. The City is contributing an ... Read more

Donald Ave Water Quality Retrofit

Grassy field next to road looking over the water
Project Overview: EV171 This project will improve water quality in Lake Whatcom through the retrofit of an existing stormwater treatment facility on Northshore Drive near Donald Avenue. Work along Donald Avenue east of Northshore is possible. The project was awarded a grant by the Department of Ecology (DOE). The project design and construction phases are ... 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

Mill Avenue Overlay

Project Overview: ES-556 This project involves installing sidewalks, curb, and gutter on both sides and then overlaying Mill Street from Samish Way to 40th Street to improve pedestrian access and preserve roadway services. The project includes site survey and geotech investigation as needed. Construction scope includes addition of street section, stormwater improvements and site restoration. ... Read more