Osburn submits Lincoln Village plan
By Tara Nelson
Nearly two years after requesting a rezone, Bellingham developer Rick Osburn, along with landowner RAC Enterprises, has submitted a planned unit development proposal for his Lincoln Village mixed-use project slated for a roughly five acre site just east of the Blaine Cost Cutter store.
According to plans filed with the city’s planning department, the project would create a pedestrian-friendly mix of medium and high-density housing combined with 26,000 square feet of commercial space, including retail and office uses.
The development consists of two- and three-story structures housing 29 townhouses and 45 condominiums or apartments with underground parking that would create a buffer between the rural, single-family character of the surrounding neighborhood to the east and the light manufacturing uses to the south.
Those plans could also include possible short-term lodging facilities.
Blaine city planner Michael Jones said the city is reviewing the application for completeness and will forward it to the planning commission for review within the next few months.