Urban Renewal in Bellingham, WA

 

This project was undertaken with a local developer in response to a City of Bellingham Request For Proposal to develop a vacant downtown lot on Holly Street. While relatively loose and conceptual in nature, the building program is rooted in a mixed-use, 5-story wood-framed structure that aesthetically provides a historical connection to Bellingham's past. A large deck patio would create attractive new urban space for the downtown core, and form connectivity to the new waterfront development. This submission won the City's RFP, and negotiations are now underway between the City and the Developer.