Saving Bellingham’s waterfront buildings could have benefits

by Tim Flanagan on February 10, 2009

John Stark of the Bellingham Herald has the story. Here’s an excerpt:

BELLINGHAM – While saving old industrial buildings on the waterfront could be challenging and costly, viagra 100mg it also could have some real economic advantages to the Port of Bellingham. [...]

“There is great adaptive reuse potential to these buildings, sale ” said Michael Sullivan, principal at Architects Consulting Inc. “We still feel that there are several buildings down there that would be of interest to private development.”

The port took over ownership of the buildings from Georgia-Pacific Corp. in 2005 as part of a long-range plan to redevelop the 220-acre area into a new neighborhood of shops, residences, offices and light industry, plus new facilities for Western Washington University.

Since then, port officials have grown increasingly skeptical about the feasibility of saving them, while city officials are pushing to keep them in place as part of the city’s heritage.

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