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Expansive Bellingham waterfront renovation underway

Irish architect John Reid has come all the way to Bellingham, and believes he has found the city's pot of gold.

“It's almost a piece of treasure to find this kind of thing,” he says.

The future of the Bellingham waterfront

An excavator ripped through the dilapidated annex of the Granary Building along the waterfront last month.
The demolition paves the way for the remaining structure to be rebuilt into offices and restaurants.

Travel on south campus constricted through summer 2016-06-14
Best Oceanside Colleges, No. 23: WWU

Located in Bellingham, Washington, Western Washington University is a public university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is close to the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades, both of which feature great opportunities for students to indulge in sailing,…

Moveout Madness offers free disposal, exchange for students 2016-06-06
Checking on rentals: Inspections to start this month for residential properties

Erik Martin and his three roommates knew the house they rented wasn’t in pristine condition, but they never expected it to start bleeding.
Martin, a Western Washington University student, and his three roommates live in a house on State Street.
Not long after they moved in, they…

Bellingham waterfront hotel could marry history and modern design

Few structures remain from the heyday of the pulp and tissue mill that operated until a decade ago at the heart of Bellingham’s waterfront.

Most of the buildings were taken down after operations ceased in 2007, with an eye on preserving some of the machinery and other elements that could…

Urban villages good for Bellingham’s future

Urban villages are powerful zoning tools that have been used successfully in many communities, including Bellingham. Since 2006, over 1,000 dwelling units (45 percent of all residential units built in Bellingham) have been located in our urban villages.

Redevelopment begins on Bellingham’s waterfront

Bellingham’s historic Granary Building, home to the famed photo spot the “heart of Bellingham,” will begin to undergo redevelopment May 19.

The historic Granary building, built in 1928, which used to be an egg and poultry business, sits as an empty building on Bellingham’s waterfront.…

Horizon Fairbanks ship leaves Bellingham for good

The Horizon Fairbanks, which became a central figure on Bellingham’s waterfront as it sat idle for the better part of a decade, left town for good in the pre-dawn hours Monday.

The ship was towed out of Bellingham just before 4 a.m. April 25, marking the end of its stay at the Bellingham…

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