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

Sven Hoyt Community Garden Fence

Description The project includes the design and construction of a new fence around the garden plots. The purpose of the fence is to deter wildlife from entering the garden and to provide additional security for gardeners.  The fence was requested by the gardeners and has been planned for several years, however it was delayed due ... Read more

Chuckanut Community Forest Master Plan

Description A Master Plan for the Chuckanut Community Forest, commonly known as Hundred Acre Wood, and the adjacent Interurban Greenway trails and open space in southern Bellingham, is complete. The Master Plan creates a dynamic, long-lasting plan that sets priorities and strategies to guide the future of the forest, trails, and open space. The Chuckanut ... 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

Valencia Street Watermain Replacement

Map showing utility improvements along Valencia Street
Project Overview: EW238 This project involves the replacement of 3900 linear feet of 12″ watermain and replacement/sliplining of 1900 linear feet of 48″ storm main and 1200 linear feet of 8″ sewer line along with associated fittings, structures, and connections within the Valencia Street corridor. Following the utility replacements, the corridor roadway will have hardscape ... Read more