Long Term Planning

Our long-range planning needs to be proactive. Our county government is responsible for designating Bellingham’s urban growth areas, and we will need to work closely with them to plan for growth together. Our urban growth planning should include a mix of industrial, commercial mixed-use, and medium to high-density residential zoning. We need a strong partnership with our school districts to ensure we are building schools before overcrowding occurs.

I will be working hard to make sure that we are laying the groundwork now for the growth we will see in 20 years. I am confident that my Housing Innovation Project will address our current housing crisis and enable housing to be built that meets the needs and affordability of our community.

Garrett O'Brien