Birch Bay steering plan completed

Published on Thu, Sep 11, 2003
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Birch Bay steering plan completed

The community has been invited to learn more about The Birch Bay Community Plan, A 2020 Look to the Future, a publication outlining the growth of Birch Bay, and compiled by the Birch Bay community plan steering committee.

In addition to plan information, a shoreline improvement report will also be discussed during a presentation on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at Christ the King facility at the Peace Arch Outlet Center, I-5 at Birch Bay-Lynden Road.

After this public presentation, the plan will next head to the Whatcom County planning commission on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. This public meeting will be held in the council chambers of the county courthouse in Bellingham, where it will be the recommended Birch Bay sub-area plan in the Whatcom County comprehensive plan. It will then go to the Whatcom County council for adoption.

The community plan can be viewed online at www.smartgrowthbirchbay.org or via hard copy at the Blaine Public Library, located at 610 3rd Street. The plan is also available for viewing and for sale at $32.45 per copy at the Whatcom County planning division office at Northwest Annex, Suite A, 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham.

About three years ago, the Birch Bay community started to plan for Birch Bay�s long-term future, with more than 2,000 residents attending meetings.

The steering committee consists of elected representatives from 10 neighborhoods. Those interested in getting involved can attend the meeting or email bbay.plan@verizon.net for more information.