Cherry Point Amendments (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 will review 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.

Town Hall Meeting / State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Hearing

The Whatcom County Planning Commission and Whatcom County Planning & Development Services Department will hold a combined town hall meeting/SEPA public hearing regarding the Council proposal and alternatives, which are available at the County’s website at:

The purposes of the town hall meeting/SEPA public hearing are to obtain public input and to obtain information relating to environmental impacts of the Cherry Point Amendment proposal and alternatives.

This public meeting will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham. The public is invited to submit written comments and/or attend the meeting to provide oral comments. Written comments may be submitted to:

Whatcom County Planning Commission
ATTN: Becky Boxx
5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
Email: [email protected]

Future Planning Commission Meetings

The County Planning Commission will also hold work sessions and a formal public hearing on the Cherry Point Amendments later in the year. Probable future Planning Commission meeting dates are:

• October 27, 2016
• November 10, 2016
• December 8, 2016

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