Terrell Creek Landing breaks ground
By Jack Kintner
Gina and Marc Weigum have recently broken ground on their 26,700 square foot retail and residential project called Terrell Creek Landing. It’s being built just east of the C Shop on Alderson Road.
The eight retail spaces, eight condominiums and four townhouses will be housed in two adjacent three-story buildings drawn by architect Sean Hegstad of JWR Design in Lynden.
Marc, 34, is a native of Bismark, North Dakota. Gina, 36 and originally from Bellingham, has early childhood memories of family camping at Birch Bay State Park, and later spending summers at a small family cabin on Fir Tree Lane near Jacob’s Landing.
They met several years ago in California and were married in December of 2004 on one of their frequent trips to Birch Bay. They acquired the .88 acre parcel shortly afterward and began the project in January of last year, moving permanently about eight months ago from San Ramon, a bedroom community east of California’s Bay Area, to Birch Bay.
“In fact, my dad, Hector La Freniere, put in the windows in the Jacob’s Landing development,” said Weigum, “He owned L & L Glass.” She said she was excited to be back in the area, “especially because toward the end my commute from San Ramon in the East Bay into San Francisco was over three hours round trip. I couldn’t wait to get back here, and once Marc saw it he felt the same way.”
The design has urban features that Gina said were appropriate for what she believes will ultimately become “downtown Birch Bay.” The retail spaces range in size from 1,000 to 1,200 square feet and can be combined. Two of them in the center of the complex will open onto a courtyard that will feature open space and a fountain.
The living units are on the second and third floors and have good views of Birch Bay and the Canadian Gulf Islands. All will have high ceilings, granite countertops, hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, soaking tubs and will share a rooftop garden deck. The townhouses are just under 2,000 square feet and have double balconies, while the condominiums are half that size and all on one floor.
For more information on Terrell Creek Landing call the Weigums at 303-2769, or go to www.weigum properties.com.