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J.E. “Sam” Ryan, CBO

5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 676-6907


Legal Notice

To be published one time only on: August 29, 2014

The Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding:An amendment to the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance (Title 20), to add new specific provisions for permanent and temporary commercial ‘event type’ uses on private property, such as weddings, receptions, recitals, business or social retreats, fund raisers, wine/food tasting, art exhibits, and festivals. New language is added to WCC 20.80 – Supplemental Requirements to provide for temporary event or permanent event facility parking requirements; new definitions associated with “Temporary Event Facility” and “Permanent Event Facility” are proposed in WCC 20.97 – Definitions.  Minor changes to Chapter 20.36 – Rural District and Chapter 20.42 – Rural Forestry District are proposed to clarify intent in regards to occupancy of a recreational vehicle during a “temporary special event or occasion”; and amendments to WCC 20.84.235 to update new procedures, and establish provisions for administrative approval use permit extensions, renewal, and expiration. File #PLN2014-00016

For more information contact Erin Osborn at (360)676-6907 or

This hearing will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Planning & Development Services Northwest Annex, 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham.

The public is invited to submit written comments and/or attend this meeting to provide oral comments. Written comments may be submitted to:

Whatcom County Planning Commission
ATTN: Becky Boxx
5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226