Resources

Articles & Links Index

BNC ARTICLES & DOCUMENTS
Affordable Housing: Mission ImpossibleBy Larry Horowitz, August 21, 2017; Northwest Citizen
Bellingham Residential Survey Makes My Head Hurt, By Dick Conoboy, April 4, 2017; Northwest Citizen
BNC Mission Statement, Oct. 27, 2017
Character: The Content of Bellingham's Neighborhoods Part I, By Dick Conoboy, Feb. 2017; Whatcom Watch
Character: The Content of Bellingham's Neighborhoods, Part II, By Dick Conoboy, April 2017; Northwest Citizen
City can add residents, protect neighborhoods, By Louise Bjornson, January 27, 2008, Bellingham Herald
Divide and Conquer By Emily Weiner, Oct. 11, 2017, Cascadia Weekly
"Don't Ballardize Bellingham", 4-minute trailer
Fodor: Development Impact Analysis, for Fairhaven Highlands; By Eben Fodor, January 2006
Neighborhood Preservation SSB 5567, Washington State Senate Bill Report; March 8, 1995
Vesting of Property Rights for Homeowners, By Larry Horowitz, April 8, 2017
The City as a Growth Machine, by Harvey Molotch & John Logan, 1976

CITY DOCUMENTS & MEETING TRANSCRIPTS
ADU Expansion into Single-Family Zones, By Chris Koch, City of Bellingham, Planning Dept., Oct. 19, 2017 

Assessment of Fair Housing, City of Bellingham, Oct. 23, 2017, See page 4, Executive Summary: "Bellingham has no HUD-identified racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty and our levels of segregation remain low. Analysis of HUD data tables shows some disparities, however none of these disparities are concentrated among a single racial or ethnic group or other protected group, or within a particular geographic area."

History of Infill Housing Toolkit, Planning Staff, Nov. 6, 2017
Town & Gown Implementation Strategy, City of Bellingham, June 2017
Bellingham Planning Commission Work Session on ADUs, Partial Transcript, Sep. 7, 2017

BNC PRESS RELEASES:
Don't Ballardize Bellingham Press Release, Nov 1, 2017
Local group organizes to preserve Bellingham's livability and affordability 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 
ADU Ordinance Revisions, Letter to Planning Commission, Deborah & Geoff Middaugh, Oct. 26, 2017
ADU Ordinance Revisions, Letter to City Council, South Hill Neighborhood Association, Sep. 14, 2017
ADU Ordinance Revisions, Letter to Planning Director Rick Sepler, Sehome Neighborhood Association, Jul. 31, 2017
BNC Letter to Mayor Linville, Growth & Affordable Housing Issues, Sep. 26, 2017
BNC Letter to Planning Commission, ADU Ordinance Update: Key Issues; Oct. 3, 2017
What's Growth Got to Do With It? Letter to City Council, By Larry Horowitz, May 28, 2015

OTHER CITIES: 
Seattle: Can Seattle rezone away racial divide in neighborhoods?  Bob Young & Justin Mayo, Nov. 5, 2017, Seattle Times. Excerpt: "Targeted single-family areas aren’t full of fancy houses, said Ann Selznick, a Crown Hill resident...Some houses are small and at risk of being torn down for redevelopment, Selznick said, if new zoning increases the,  value of parcels."

Seattle neighborhoods demand redo on flawed HALA planning,  By Carl Guess, Nov. 4, 2017, Seattle Times. Excerpt: "Because the Murray (former Mayor) coalition needed an enemy around which to rally, it chose single-family homeowners like me."

Seattle neighborhood groups hope for a mayor who will not ignore them, Oct. 18, 2017, Seattle Times
Student Housing Regulations in Newark, Delaware, Neward Planning Dept., 2002

Mayor Burgess unveils growth plan for 27 Seattle Neighborhoods, By Daniel Beekman, Nov. 10, 2017, Seattle Times

The Housing Trilemma, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, June 8, 2016


The Life and Death of Our Neighborhood Plan from the Wallingford Neighborhood in Seattle; wallyhood.org; Oct. 23, 2017

Wallingford Holds Mock Funeral for the Neighborhood, KOMO News article & video, Oct. 26, 2017

Town & Gown and Student Housing Regs in Newark, Delaware, Newark Planning Dept., Dec. 2002. Excerpt: "How Many Students Can Live in a Student Home? A student home shall be occupied by no more than three persons. The owner and owner’s agent, if any, shall be responsible for compliance with the occupancy limitations set forth in the City Code. All student homes require rental permits."

PRO-DEVELOPMENT PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS:
Filling in the Spaces: Ten Essentials for Successful Urban Infill Housing, King County Housing Alliance & Washington Association of REALTORS; November 2003