On February 1, 2018, we approved the city of Bellingham’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) limited amendment. The effective date of the Bellingham shoreline program amendment is February 15, 2018, 14 days after we provided notice to the city that their shoreline program amendment was approved.
The amendment makes the city’s SMP consistent with its Waterfront District Master Plan, Development Regulations, and changes to its Comprehensive Plan associated with the redevelopment of 237 acres of the city’s central waterfront. On February 18, 2016, we provided Bellingham with recommended changes to its proposed SMP amendments. The city accepted the changes in a letter dated January 23, 2018.