Cherry Point Amendments – File # PLN2016-00012

The Whatcom County Council approved Resolution 2016-027 initiating amendments to the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area section of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan on July 26, 2016. In accordance with this Resolution, the County is reviewing proposed amendments to Comprehensive Plan Chapter Two – Land Use including provisions relating to environmental protection, water usage, fossil fuel exports, and the number of piers allowed in the Cherry Point area.

Planning Commission Work Session - October 27, 2016
The Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a work session to discuss the Council proposal and alternatives, which are available on the County’s website at: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/1612/2016-Docket . This work session will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham. The Planning Commission’s agenda and meeting materials are posted on the County’s website at: http://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/1660/Planning-Commission-Meeting-Materials .

The public is invited to submit written comments to the Planning Commission. Written comments may be submitted to:

Whatcom County Planning Commission
ATTN: Becky Boxx
5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
Email: PDS_Planning_commission@co.whatcom.wa.us

Future Planning Commission Meetings

The County Planning Commission will hold additional work session(s) and a formal public hearing in the future on the Cherry Point Amendments. Probable Planning Commission meeting dates in 2016 are:

• November 10, 2016
• December 8, 2016

Planning Commission review of this matter may continue into 2017.


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