PUBLIC MEETING to discuss changes to the Land Use Laws for Fairhaven

In the next few months, the Planning Commission and the Bellingham City Council will consider proposed changes to the Land Use laws for Fairhaven. In December, 2006, the Director of Planning and community Development approved for consideration a proposal by the non-profit Fairhaven Neighbors association to change portions of the Fairhaven Design Review law that governs the size and appearance of buildings in this historic district. The aim of the proposal is to further the goal of preserving Fairhaven’s vitality and prosperity by clarifying existing building design guidelines, and by closing loopholes in current height regulations.

The proposal has been brought forward by local residents, and now it is everyone’s turn to have a say. This public meeting will be an opportunity for everyone to learn what has and has not been proposed, what legally can and cannot be proposed, and how the proposal can be changed through public input.

PUBLIC MEETING, 7:00–9:00 P.M., APRIL 26th, 2007 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, located at 1720 Harris Ave.
For more information, contact Fairhaven Neighbors, P.O. Box 4142, Bellingham WA 98225, or call 671-1559.
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