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Old July 11th, 2007, 07:11 AM   #1
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Bellingham Washington

Bellingham, Washington is the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. It is the largest city in Whatcom County and tenth largest in Washington. It is situated on Bellingham Bay, which is protected by Lummi Island, Portage Island, and the Lummi Peninsula, and opens onto the Strait of Georgia. It lies west of Mount Baker and Lake Whatcom (from which it gets its drinking water) and north of the Chuckanut Mountains and Skagit Valley. Whatcom Creek runs through the center of the city.Census Bureau estimate placed Bellingham's 2003 population at 71,289,[1] and a recent calculation pushes it to 74,770. (via wikipedia)

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The M/V Columbia of the Alaska Marine Highway System, Bellingham is the southern terminus of the system.

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On to Downtown B'ham

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Old July 11th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #2
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And didn't I hear a report of a new high-rise residential tower about a year ago? Where does that stand?
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Old July 11th, 2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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Don't know anything about that, I do know that they are planning to completely redevelop their waterfront, adding tons of housing and commercial space.

I was only there for one day while visiting nearby Vancouver, B'ham is a really nice town. Unfortunately the weather was shite so you couldn't see the mountains, and it wasn't always pleasant walking around.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 08:28 AM   #4
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Nice job!

Y'know, I've driven thru Bellingham dozens of times on I-5, and once I got off the freeway to check out WWU, but I've never actually been downtown. Looks nice, thanks for the pics!
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Old July 11th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #5
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Very nice. Bellingham is underreported around here.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 02:01 AM   #6
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Great pics! I've gotta make my way up to the northwest sometime.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 05:40 AM   #7
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Bellingham looks really nice! I like that infill in the first photo.

The architecture of Bellingham reminds me a lot of Ontario.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #8
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There is strict zoning regulations in the neighborhood of Fairhaven where the first group of photos were taken. All new building have to be built in the style of the buildings already in that area. It is by far the nicest section of town.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #9
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It's a pretty town
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #10
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News on a new multi-use tower from the Bellingham Herald:

Jul, 16, 2007

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Tower may displace residents
24-story building part of center proposed near Bellis Fair mall

JARED PABEN

BELLINGHAM — A trailer park housing 22 families and land surrounding it would be transformed into a major commercial- residential development as part of a project still in its early planning stages.

Lynden-based Faber Brothers Construction is planning a project with 200 residential units, a 125,000-square-foot shopping center — the size of the Lakeway Drive Fred Meyer — and 125,000 square feet of office space, according to documents obtained through a public disclosure request.

Meanwhile, mobile park residents say many of them can’t afford to move to apartments or to buy condominiums. In many cases, their trailers, their life investments, don’t comply with codes and will have to be left behind and scrapped because they can’t legally be moved, they say.

The project, still in its “infant stages,” is located on nearly eight acres across the street from Home Depot between Telegraph and McLeod roads, said Roger Woods, general manager of Faber Brothers. Faber Brothers works for landowners Bayfield at Telegraph LLC.

“Our ultimate goal is to live, play, shop, work all in one location, and convenience for people,” Woods said. “This piece of property will be a statement to everybody of what Bellingham’s like to live here. It’s an exciting project.”

The land is located where the city’s comprehensive plan calls for an urban village, where high-density housing mixes with commercial spaces to create a walkable neighborhood.

Project details haven’t been determined, Woods said, but Bayfield at Telegraph LLC, which purchased the land for $4.74 million on March 1, is committed to a mixed-use project. One drawing shows a tower of 24 stories, which would be the tallest existing building in Bellingham, and another shows a sky bridge connecting townhomes above offices and stores.

Faber Brothers doesn’t know if it will build one large tower or several smaller ones, Woods said.

“The list of possibilities is just astronomical,” he said.

Currently, Baker Creek Mobile Park residents pay $350 a month for a trailer space, but rent will increase to $500 a month in the fall. Residents say they’d like developers to compensate them for their trailers, many of which don’t comply with code and can’t legally be moved.

Barb Fortin, who has lived there with her husband, Jim, for six years, said they expected to retire at the park but will now have to leave their trailer behind. Some people have lived there for 30 years, said Barb, who plans to buy another trailer and move it to their own land in Blaine.

“I put a lot of money into this trailer, and so have other people,” Jim Fortin said.

“What are people supposed to do?” three-year park resident Claudia English said. “A lot of times we live in trailer parks because we don’t have a lot of money to rent homes.”

The average countywide rent of a one-bedroom apartment was $606 as of March, according to the Whatcom County Real Estate Research Report. A two-bedroom apartment was $701.

Woods said Bayfield at Telegraph are giving residents more than the legally required year of notice to move, and developers are still “losing money” with the $500 monthly rent they plan to charge.

Woods said the previous owners told residents five years ago the park could sell and close. The previous owners are Rodney and Sharon Graber, according to Whatcom County Assessor’s Office records.

“Everybody’s been upfront with them,” Woods said. “In my mind, they’ve had more than adequate time to find a place.”
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #11
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Love Bellingham! I still need to go get pictures there myself for my AJM STUDIOS Northwest Photo Journey.

Nice pictures, even with the rain. It kind of adds a extra depth to the pictures. Nicely done.

Neat new Bellingham development is going all around.
Thats the third tower thats planned for Bellingham. Apart from two they already have in old downtown.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 08:34 AM   #12
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Bellingham is a great little/big town with everything you could need. Great Art community and lots of coffee shops with live music. College Town..Fun place. Its a quick drive from Seattle and just a hop skip and a jump to Canada.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 03:57 AM   #13
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Okay so these photos are all like anywhere from 1 year to 8 months old. Bellingham Washington part 2:

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Old June 17th, 2019, 06:43 AM   #14
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Hope it's alright bumping this thread. Seemed the only one about Bellingham here.

Walking around Fairhaven today and they are making great progress on the tower. Crane is obviously up, and it's 1+ floors above grade.

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Will be beautiful when it's done! I loved walking through Fairhaven when I lived there there for a few years. (Crazy, looking back at the old posts, I had posted wishing I would get some new pictures of the town. Turns out I lived there 3 years just a year after posting that!)
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