The City has received applications for a new residential multi-family project on a vacant 11-acre parcel generally located north of Consolidation Avenue between Puget and Nevada Streets in the Puget Neighborhood. The submitted proposal consists of 106, 3-bed units in three separate buildings. Two of the buildings will be 2.5 stories (and will contain 20 units in each building) and one building will be 5.5 stories (and contain 66 units). The proposal includes a total of 249 vehicle parking spaces and 54 bicycle parking spaces. Onsite open space is located in the southwest corner of the site, near the Consolidation entrance. Consolidation Avenue will be constructed from Nevada Street to a distance necessary to access the proposal’s two driveways.
Approximately 50% of the site will be cleared for the development and the reminder of the site is proposed to be retained in its current forested condition. The proposal does not include impacts to the onsite wetlands; however it does propose to impact the buffer of one onsite wetland. Mitigation for this impact is proposed to occur onsite.
Land use applications for the CityView proposal include planned development, design review, environments checklist and critical areas. If you would like to submit comments on this project, please use the City of Bellingham comment form and select CityView as the topic.
Upcoming Public Meeting
The Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on this application on a date yet to be determined. See the May 1, 2020 update below.
July 8, 2019: Applicant held a pre-application neighborhood meeting at Carl Cozier elementary school cafeteria
July 22. 2019: The city received land use applications for the CityView development
August 10, 2019: The city determined the submitted applications were not sufficiently complete to begin review and issued a Notice of Incomplete Application and Request for Information
February 26, 2020: The applicant submitted a response to the August 10, 2019 Notice of Incomplete Application and Request for Information
March 9, 2020: The city determined the February 26, 2020 submittal was sufficient to begin review of the applications and issue a Notice of Complete Application
March 20, 2020: The applicant placed the proposal on hold for 30 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
April 24, 2020: The city issued a Notice of Application
May 1, 2020: The authority in BMC 21.10.110(E)(2) was exercised to require a public meeting before the Planning Commission. This determination effectively extends the public comment period up to the close of the public meeting.
July 6, 2020: A Request for Information was issued.
Public Comment Received
All of the comments received by the Planning and Community Development Department can be found here.