Shoreline Committee of the Planning Commission


The Committee reviews applications related to those areas within the City that will impact the shoreline. They make recommendations to the Planning Director.

Typical Decisions

Time Requirements

When necessary, meetings are typically held on the first or third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Meetings last approximately 30-45 minutes. Time spent outside of meetings requires a minimum of one hour for preparation.


The Shoreline Committee is comprised of three Planning Commission members. Due to the fact that they only review proposals that are dealing with specific shoreline jurisdictions, they will typically meet prior to a Planning Commission meeting, and only when necessary.


Main Office

Planning and Development Commission
Planning and Community Development Department
210 Lottie Street
Bellingham, WA 98226

Phone: (360) 778-8300
Fax: (360) 778-8302