County planning commission to hold hearing

The Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the Whatcom County Code Title 20 Zoning to amend the Resort Commercial District, amend the Planned Unit Development Chapter, and create a new Density Credits Chapter. The proposal includes allowing increased single family residential density in the Resort Commercial zone in the Birch Bay Urban Growth Area if the developer purchases density credits. Funds taken through the density credit program would be used in the County’s Agricultural Purchase of Development Rights Program.

The hearing will be held Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Planning and
Development Services Northwest Annex, 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham.

The public is invited to submit written comments and/or attend the meeting to provide oral comments. Written comments may be submitted to Becky Boxx, 5280 Northwest Drive Bellingham, WA  98226. Email:

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