Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Neighbors invited to draft neighborhood plan

Bellingham’s Sehome Neighborhood Assoication President Charles Dyer announced at the neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, May 25 that a complete and updated neighborhood plan would finally be drafted this summer—and anyone in the neighborhood is welcome to help.

All 23 neighborhoods in Bellingham have neighborhood plans that can be accessed on the city of Bellingham’s website.

Sehome’s neighborhood plan shows conflicting dates as to when it was last updated. Some pages are dated Jan. 1, 2005. Other pages are dated November 2009.

Dyer said Sehome’s neighborhood plan was originally drafted in 1980, but portions of the plan were updated in 2005 and others were updated in 2009.

“We also have an updated plan from 2007 that’s mostly about the Samish Way Urban Village project, “ Dyer said. “But it was never incorporated into the old neighborhood plan.”

The updated plan will incorporate sections from the original plan and the docketed plan from 2007 and make any necessary revisions before being proposed to the city’s planning department.

To join the Neighborhood Planning Committee e-mail Charles Dyer at Meetings will be once a month through the summer.

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