Formerly referred to as “Cornwall Beach Park” this waterfront site has been given a new name that is more fitting of its grandeur and proximity to the Bay. “Salish Landing” was recommended as the new name by the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Board after an extensive public process. The Bellingham City Council formally adopted the new name at the January 23, 2023 regular meeting.
This project is a priority project for public access to the waterfront. This project will also help to meet the objectives of the current Parks & Recreation Open Space Plan to provide additional waterfront parks & trails.
The area of work includes portions of the Phase 2 development of the Waterfront District/Cornwall Beach Area and is contingent on funding available at this time. The area of work is also located within two State of Washington cleanup sites.
Both the Cornwall Landfill and R.G. Haley cleanup sites are anticipated to begin cleanup construction activities in 2023. Remediation and cleanup design for both sites are currently underway. Design of the park will be coordinated with current cleanup design efforts to ensure a seamless transition from environmental remediation to park development.
Park development will occur once existing cleanup activities are complete. The City of Bellingham anticipates advancing design of the future park grading and utilities plan in order to identify design and cost efficiencies that may be realized with the cleanup design that is currently underway.
$1.2M Park Impact Fees for initial utility and grading design and construction.
Design is underway and construction is expected to start in September 2024, pending cleanup remediation activities.