Samish Way Urban Village
The Samish Way Urban Village is one of our first Urban Villages and unfortunately has been slow to develop, but that is soon to change. Several development projects are under construction or in permit review, and the Bellingham Housing Authority will be starting construction on a fantastic project that will create a healthy mix of market rate and permanently affordable housing. Road improvements to Samish Way with safe pedestrian crossings and bike lanes are funded and scheduled to start soon, so I am very excited about the prospects for this Urban Village. One area that I hope to influence on Samish Way is ensuring we have a robust plan for an urban tree canopy.