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City officials at odds over waterfront development timeline

City officials at odds over waterfront development timeline

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – City officials are at odds over the speed of redevelopment planning for the Bellingham waterfront.

At the Monday committee session, council member Jack Weiss expressed concern over the informal deadline to approve broad land-use plans by the end of the year.

Weiss says despite the public and other committee members want to speed up the deliberation process, he wants to slow it down.

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Weiss says he knows the public is impatient to see some progress, but he’d like to make sure their taxpayer money is being used wisely.

The Port of Bellingham owns the majority of the waterfront acreage.

The city is preparing to spend roughly $100 million to redevelop the land for industrial, commercial and retail use.