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Growing Together, Building Bellingham

The Bellingham Plan Boardgame

Boardgames are available to borrow, allowing you to dig into how you think Bellingham should grow over time. This is a fun way to get involved, and you can bring your friends to the party! Materials will be posted here shortly, alongside a list of places where you can play the game or pick it up to borrow.


Bellingham Plan Open House Events

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - arrive any time between 5 and 6

Join us for these open-house events! You'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and chat with staff for the first hour of each event before transitioning into a more structured format starting at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

πŸ“… February 22 | Community Vision

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!

πŸ“… March 6 | Vibrant, Equitable and Welcoming Community

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!

πŸ“… April 16 | Housing Affordability

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!


πŸ“… May 6 | Student Event at Western

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!


πŸ“… May 15 | Economic Vitality

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!


πŸ“… 23 de Mayo | El Evento de Puertas Abiertas del Plan Bellingham en Español

May 23 | The Bellingham Plan Open House for the Spanish-speaking Community

Consulte todos los tableros/paneles informativos y actividades en mesa redonda de este evento.


πŸ“… June 4 | Housing Types and Neighborhoods

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!

πŸ“… July 17 | How We Will Grow

Some of the best things about Bellingham are the result of intentional choices made by our community in the past. As we update the Bellingham Plan, we must choose how to balance immediate concerns, such as public safety and housing affordability with long-term goals like developing regional transportation options and adapting to climate change. This session will focus on how themes from previous discussions relate and connect with each other in an overall growth strategy for 2045.

βœ… Register for this event
πŸ“ Location: Squalicum High School


Digital Engagement Options

Missing Middle-Scale Commercial Uses

Share your thoughts on where in the city middle-scale commercial uses are appropriate.

>>>Get Started

Parking Considerations

What are the most important considerations to include alongside any changes to parking requirements?

>>>Get Started

Your Employment Story

Share your employment story.

>>>Get Started

The Ideal Urban Village

What uses should have less restrictions and what uses we should see more of in our commercial/building spaces, sidewalk spaces and street spaces in urban villages.

>>>Get Started

Community Changes and Trends

Consider some of the many ways in which our community is changing. Considering these and other changes in today’s world, how have your habits shifted as a result?

>>>Get Started

Your Housing Story

Share your housing story and thoughts on what types of housing you would like to see more/less of.

>>>Get Started

Housing Growth

Share your thoughts on a few approaches to how the City could grow the next 20 years.

>>>Get Started

Climate and Housing

Housing and climate are intertwined. Let us know how both have impacted you and what our community needs.

>>>Get Started

Your Bellingham Story

We want to hear what you love about Bellingham and what you hope for the future of Bellingham.

>>>Get Started

Your Safety Story

What does safety mean to you? In what context don't you feel safe in Bellingham?

>>>Get Started

Neighborhood Considerations

What can we do to retain livable and vibrant neighborhoods?

>>>Get Started

Project Priorities

Share your big picture ideas on the map of where you would like to see change.

>>>Get Started

Reversing Inequities

Let us know what more we could be doing to address the diverse needs of everyone in the community.

>>>Get Started

Art, Cultural and Community Spaces

Share gathering spaces that are significant to you. Where are community spaces missing?

>>>Get Started

Healthy Food Access

Which type of healthy food access do you think our community needs more of?

>>>Get Started

πŸ”Ž Join the Scavenger Hunt

Engage with Bellingham and Comprehensive Plan content while having some fun.

*** This activity has closed for public comment.***

πŸ’‘ Take Part in a Self-led Virtual Open House

Learn more about the Plan and give feedback through this casual, 15-minute survey.

*** This activity has closed for public comment. Check back here later to see a summary of this and other activities from 2023!***

🏘️ Ways to Grow

Find out about different ways Bellingham could grow and let us know what you think of the options.

>>This activity has closed for public comment, but click here to see what was shared

Growing Together, Building Bellingham

The Bellingham Plan Boardgame

Boardgames are available to borrow, allowing you to dig into how you think Bellingham should grow over time. This is a fun way to get involved, and you can bring your friends to the party! Materials will be posted here shortly, alongside a list of places where you can play the game or pick it up to borrow.


Bellingham Plan Open House Events

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - arrive any time between 5 and 6

Join us for these open-house events! You'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and chat with staff for the first hour of each event before transitioning into a more structured format starting at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

πŸ“… February 22 | Community Vision

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!

πŸ“… March 6 | Vibrant, Equitable and Welcoming Community

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!

πŸ“… April 16 | Housing Affordability

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!


πŸ“… May 6 | Student Event at Western

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!


πŸ“… May 15 | Economic Vitality

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!


πŸ“… 23 de Mayo | El Evento de Puertas Abiertas del Plan Bellingham en Español

May 23 | The Bellingham Plan Open House for the Spanish-speaking Community

Consulte todos los tableros/paneles informativos y actividades en mesa redonda de este evento.


πŸ“… June 4 | Housing Types and Neighborhoods

View the boards and take part in the activities from this event!

πŸ“… July 17 | How We Will Grow

Some of the best things about Bellingham are the result of intentional choices made by our community in the past. As we update the Bellingham Plan, we must choose how to balance immediate concerns, such as public safety and housing affordability with long-term goals like developing regional transportation options and adapting to climate change. This session will focus on how themes from previous discussions relate and connect with each other in an overall growth strategy for 2045.

βœ… Register for this event
πŸ“ Location: Squalicum High School


Digital Engagement Options

Missing Middle-Scale Commercial Uses

Share your thoughts on where in the city middle-scale commercial uses are appropriate.

>>>Get Started

Parking Considerations

What are the most important considerations to include alongside any changes to parking requirements?

>>>Get Started

Your Employment Story

Share your employment story.

>>>Get Started

The Ideal Urban Village

What uses should have less restrictions and what uses we should see more of in our commercial/building spaces, sidewalk spaces and street spaces in urban villages.

>>>Get Started

Community Changes and Trends

Consider some of the many ways in which our community is changing. Considering these and other changes in today’s world, how have your habits shifted as a result?

>>>Get Started

Your Housing Story

Share your housing story and thoughts on what types of housing you would like to see more/less of.

>>>Get Started

Housing Growth

Share your thoughts on a few approaches to how the City could grow the next 20 years.

>>>Get Started

Climate and Housing

Housing and climate are intertwined. Let us know how both have impacted you and what our community needs.

>>>Get Started

Your Bellingham Story

We want to hear what you love about Bellingham and what you hope for the future of Bellingham.

>>>Get Started

Your Safety Story

What does safety mean to you? In what context don't you feel safe in Bellingham?

>>>Get Started

Neighborhood Considerations

What can we do to retain livable and vibrant neighborhoods?

>>>Get Started

Project Priorities

Share your big picture ideas on the map of where you would like to see change.

>>>Get Started

Reversing Inequities

Let us know what more we could be doing to address the diverse needs of everyone in the community.

>>>Get Started

Art, Cultural and Community Spaces

Share gathering spaces that are significant to you. Where are community spaces missing?

>>>Get Started

Healthy Food Access

Which type of healthy food access do you think our community needs more of?

>>>Get Started

πŸ”Ž Join the Scavenger Hunt

Engage with Bellingham and Comprehensive Plan content while having some fun.

*** This activity has closed for public comment.***

πŸ’‘ Take Part in a Self-led Virtual Open House

Learn more about the Plan and give feedback through this casual, 15-minute survey.

*** This activity has closed for public comment. Check back here later to see a summary of this and other activities from 2023!***

🏘️ Ways to Grow

Find out about different ways Bellingham could grow and let us know what you think of the options.

>>This activity has closed for public comment, but click here to see what was shared

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