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Construction of a Three-Story Mixed-Use Building & Remodel/Addition

Public Meeting: Bellingham Design Review Board Tuesday, June 19, 2018 At 3:00 pm In The City Council Chambers, City Hall, 210 Lottie Street To Consider:

Project Description: Construction of a three-story mixed-use building containing 8 units a ground floor Live/Work unit and commercial space, landscaping, and on-site parking accessed from the alley.
Project Location: 2524 Meridian St., Cornwall Park Neighborhood, Area 9. Urban Village, Fountain District Urban Village, Commercial Core zoning designation.
Assessor’s Parcel #: 3803319 008124
Staff Contact: Brian Smart, Planner II – Planning and Community Development Department, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 778-8355 or bsmart@cob.org.

Project Description: Proposed remodel and addition to an existing one-story office building with a daylight basement. The addition is two stories and will include 7 new dwelling units and a revised parking lot off the alley, in the Downtown District urban village. The floor area of the new building is proposed to be approximately 11,200 square feet. Project Location: 1111 N Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
AP# 380330-177004 Residential Transition Area 1 of the Downtown District Urban Village.
Staff Contact: Name: Lindsay Kershner, Planner E-mail/Phone: lkershner@cob.org or 360-778-8369

Anyone wishing to comment on this proposal is invited to submit written comments prior to the meeting date. Information on this topic will be available at City Hall in the Permit Center and on the web site at www.cob.org at least one week prior to the meeting. You may contact the staff member for further information:

By | 2018-06-08T18:59:11+00:00 June 8th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Construction of a Three-Story Mixed-Use Building & Remodel/Addition

Upcoming Project: Best Road: Rudene Road to Summers Drive Project

Project Description: The District is proposing to install approximately 11,660 linear feet (LF) of waterline. Along Best Road, between Rudene Road and Summers Drive, approximately 8,600 LF of existing 3, 4, and 6-inch waterline will be replaced with 12-inch ductile iron water main and approximately 1,960 LF of new 12-inch ductile iron water main will be installed.

On Summers Drive between Best Road and Rexville-Grange Road, approximately 1,100 LF of existing 4-inch cast iron and PVC will be replaced with 8-inch ductile iron waterline.

Fire hydrants and other water system appurtenances will be installed as required by final engineering.

Five (5) 4-ft3 vaults will be installed, typically underground. Existing water service connections will be renewed along the Project route.

Project construction is anticipated to occur in the late spring / early summer 2018.

Proponent: Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County

Project Location: The proposed Project is located on Best Road, from Rudene Road to Summers Drive and on Summers Drive from Best Road to Rexville-Grange Road. The project is in unincorporated Skagit County within Section 33, Township 34 North, Range 3 East, Willamette Meridian; Sections 4 and 9, Township 33 North, Range 3 East, Willamette Meridian.

Lead Agency: Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County

SEPA Responsible Official: Mark Handzlik, P.E., Engineering Manager Comments: Comments regarding this DNS must be submitted in writing to the Lead Agency by April 2, 2018. Send comments to: Wendy LaRocque, Environmental Compliance Coordinator, P.O. Box 1436, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

By | 2018-03-22T18:06:25+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Upcoming Project: Best Road: Rudene Road to Summers Drive Project

Sehome High School Bid Package Awards

5/10 Sehome HS BP #31.0 – Earthwork
Ram Construction – $4,903,000.00
5/26 Sehome HS BP #3.0 – Concrete
Dawson Construction – $3,750,000.00
5/26 Sehome HS BP #5.3 – Supply Steel Joists & Metal Decking
Steel Encounters – $540,700.00
6/8 Sehome HS BP #21.0 – Fire Suppression Systems
Advanced Fire – $798,000.00
8/2 Sehome HS BP #5.1 – Structural Steel Supply Only
Advanced Welding & Steel – $1,475,420.00
8/17 Sehome HS BP #5.2 – Structural Steel Erect Only
Dawson Construction – $1,195,000.00
8/31 Sehome HS BP #4.0 – Masonry
Construction by Champion – $886,800.00
8/31 Sehome HS BP #8.2 – Storefront & Glazing
General Storefronts Inc. – $1,472,731.00
8/31 Sehome HS BP #14.0 – Conveying Equipment
Dawson Construction – $129,000.00
10/2 Sehome HS BP #6.1 – Wood Framing
Dawson Construction – $4,060,000.00
10/12 Sehome HS BP #6.3 – Casework & Countertops
Pacific Cabinets – $1,443,924.00
10/12 Sehome HS BP #8.1 – Door, Frames & Hardware
Dawson Construction – $1,324,000.00
10/12 Sehome HS BP #8.3 – Specialty Doors
Overhead Door – $150,135.00
11/2 Sehome HS BP #5.4 – Precast Concrete, Misc. Steel & Metal Stairs
Dawson Construction – $1,680,000.00
11/2 Sehome HS BP #7.1 – Roofing
Hytech Roofing Inc. – $1,193,700.00
11/2 Sehome HS BP #8.4 – Vinyl Windows Supply Only
Builders Alliance – $70,614.76
11/2 Sehome HS BP #9.1 – Metal Framing, Drywall & Insulation
Van Beek Drywall – $3,796,250.00
11/2 Sehome HS BP #11.2 – Auditorium Drapery & Equipment
Stagecraft Ind, Inc – $430,700.00
11/2 Sehome HS BP #12.0 – Auditorium Seating & Telescoping Stands
Nor-Pac Seating Co, Inc. – $250,000.00
11/14 Sehome HS BP #11.1 – Food Service Equipment
Smith & Green Company – $621,140.00
11/30 Sehome HS BP #10.1 – Priority Miscellaneous Specialties
Dawson Construction – $712,000.00
12/5 Sehome HS BP #7.2 – Weather Barriers, Siding & Vinyl Window Install
Dawson Construction – $3,098,000.00
12/14 Sehome HS BP #9.2 – Acoustical Ceilings & Walls
Forest Sound Products – $636,739.00
12/14 Sehome HS BP #9.3 – Ceramic Tile
Spectra Contract Flooring – #310,280.00
12/14 Sehome HS BP #9.5 – Painting & Wall Coverings
Dawson Construction – $1,199,000.00
12/19 Sehome HS BP #10.3 – Signage
Heath NW
12/20 Sehome HS BP #6.2 – Finish Carpentry
Dawson Construction – $891,000.00
12/20 Sehome HS BP #9.4 – Wood Flooring
T&T Contractors – $222,000.00
1/11 Sehome HS BP #2.0 – Demolition & Abatement
Ram Construction General Contractors LLC – $2,375,000.00
1/11 Sehome HS BP #32.4 – Landscaping
Over Budget – Will Rebid
1/17 Sehome HS BP #3.1 – Site Architectural Concrete
Ram Construction General Contractors LLC $1,800,000.00
1/24 Sehome HS BP #10.2 – Lockers
Vibetech Specialties – $299,384.00
1/24 Sehome HS BP #32.2 – Tennis Courts
Bid Package Cancelled

By | 2018-02-22T18:46:36+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Construction, General, News|Comments Off on Sehome High School Bid Package Awards

Permit for: Madison Elementary School – MVSD

PL17-109 Madison Elementary School Master Pan

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposal is the construction of a new Madison Elementary School which will replace the existing facility. The new school will contain 69,000 square feet in a building with 30 classrooms serving 550 students from grades K-5; and ancillary support uses (library, kitchen, administrative offices, etc.). It will replace the current school (currently 58,000 square feet) and 5 portable class rooms. The new Madison School will be served by 120 parking spaces for faculty and visitors plus student bus pick up/drop off areas. The proposal would include approximately 24,000 cubic yards of cut and 16,000 cubic yards of fill. Construction is to occur on the southern portion of the site. The project will avoid changes to the northern portion of the site to ensure preservation of the on-site critical areas. The proposal will include two access points from East Fir Street and one service/secondary access on 9th Avenue.

PROJECT LOCATION: This site address is 907 East Fir Street. The Skagit County Assessor describes the subject site as parcels P26001, P113447, and P113446. The site is located within a portion of the SE ^ of Section 17, Township 34 North, Range 04 East, W.M.

PROPERTY OWNER AND APPLICANT: Mount Vernon School District #320; Attn; Suzanne Gilbert; 124 E Lawrence Street; Mount Vernon, WA 98273; (360) 428-6120; sgilbert@mvsd320.org

APPLICANT CONTACT: Shockey Planning Group, Inc.; Attn: Camie Anderson & Reid H. Shockey, AICP; 2716 Colby Avenue; Everett, WA 98201; (425) 258-9308; rshockey@shockeyplanning.com

MOUNT VERNON STAFF CONTACT: Marianne Manville-Ailles, Planning Consultant; Development Services Department; 910 Cleveland Ave.; Mount Vernon, WA 98273; (360) 336-6214; mma@sseconsultants.com


By | 2018-02-12T15:32:41+00:00 February 12th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Permit for: Madison Elementary School – MVSD

1025-35 Hilton Avenue Project

Public Meeting: Bellingham Design Review Board Tuesday, February 20, 2018 At 3:00 Pm In The City Council Chambers, City Hall, 210 Lottie Street To Consider:
Description: Development of two commercial/industrial buildings on a 4.5 acre lot on the corner of Roeder and Hilton Avenues in the Waterfront District urban village. The building addressed 1025 Hilton Ave. is proposed to be 13,500 square feet with one story plus mezzanines, and the building at 1035 Hilton Ave. is proposed to be one-story and 6,250 square feet. The project is proposed to include landscaping, construction of a parking lot and improvements to Hilton Ave. Vehicle access to the property is proposed to be from Hilton Ave.
Staff Contact: Lindsay Kershner, Planner II – Planning and Community Development Department, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 778-8369 or lkershner@cob.org.
Comments: Anyone wishing to comment on this proposal is invited to submit written comments prior to the meeting date. Information on this topic will be available at City Hall in the Permit Center and on the web site at www.cob.org at least one week prior to the meeting.

By | 2018-02-09T15:40:04+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Construction, General, Permits|Comments Off on 1025-35 Hilton Avenue Project

Projects on the Horizon

Everson: Lincoln Street Improvements
Description of Proposal:
City of Everson Lincoln Street Improvements Phase 2. This project includes construction of an approximately 1,100-foot extension of Lincoln Street from S. Washington Street to Blair Drive, including sidewalks, a bike lane and related stormwater management facilities.
Proponent: City of Everson Public Works Department
Location of Proposal: Lincoln Street right-of-way between S. Washington Street and Blair Drive. Project is located in the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 31, Township 40 North, Range 04 East of W.M. within the City of Everson, Washington.
Determination: The lead agency has determined that this proposal does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public upon request.
Comment Period: Comments must be received by February 6, 2018. A change in determination may be made upon the addition of new or conflicting information presented to the SEPA Official within the 14-day review period.
Questions should be directed to the responsible official: John Perry, Mayor, SEPA Official, 111 W. Main St., P.O. Box 315, Everson, WA 98247. Ph.: (360) 966-3411


Roeder Ave Improvements
The Bellingham City Council will hold a public hearing on February 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, Washington, to take public comment on the following:
In summer 2018, Public Works will be repairing and resurfacing the asphalt on Roeder Avenue between Squalicum Parkway and C Street. As part of the project, Public Works proposes to remove on-street parking on Roeder Avenue to install 5-foot-wide marked and buffered bicycle lanes, as recommended by the Bicycle Master Plan. Public Works also proposes to establish a common proactive traffic control and parking plan for special event parking to support community celebrations, seasonal festivals, and athletic events.
Detailed information can be found five days prior to the meeting at www.cob.org/meetings.
Staff Contact: Chad Schulhauser, (360) 778-7910, cmschulhauser@cob.org
Anyone wishing to comment is invited to attend, or send comments to the Council Office, 210 Lottie Street, or ccmail@cob.org to be received prior to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, to be included in the agenda packet. Comment received after that will be distributed to Council, but not included in the published packet. INDICATE IN THE SUBJECT LINE THE NAME OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.


Bellingham: Cornwall Avenue Landfill Cleanup
Ecology schedules a public meeting and extends comment period for Cornwall Avenue Landfill Cleanup Site
In December 2017, the Department of Ecology invited the public to comment on an engineering design report for the cleanup of a portion of the Cornwall Avenue Landfill cleanup site on the Bellingham waterfront. The report provides the preliminary design for isolating contamination and controlling landfill gas. The report has been available for public review since December 18.
Ecology has received requests for more information and has scheduled a public meeting.
We have also extended the comment period through Thursday, February 22.
Public Meeting February 15, 6-8 pm Ecology Office at New location next to Squalicum Creek Park: 913 Squalicum Way, Unit 101 Bellingham, WA 98225
The documents are available at: Ecology’s website: http://bit.ly/CornwallAveLandfill
Ecology’s Bellingham office: 913 Squalicum Way, Unit 101 Bellingham, WA 98225, call: 360-255-4400 for appointment
Ecology’s Bellevue office, 3190 160th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98008-5452; 425-649-7190
Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue, Bellingham WA; 360-778-7323
To submit comments:
Online http://bit.ly/Cornwall-EDR-Comments
Mark Adams Site Manager WA Department of Ecology Toxics Cleanup Program 3190 160th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98008-5452 Phone: 425-649-7107 Email: Mark.Adams@ecy.wa.gov

By | 2018-02-06T12:04:00+00:00 February 6th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Projects on the Horizon

Awarded: MPR Addition & Renovation Coupeville

Location: Coupeville

Engineer’s Estimate:  $1,104,726 to $1, 221,012

Awarded to: P&L Contractors Inc, (360) 675-6674, 2780 Goldie Rd # C, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Award Amount: $1,244,650.00

Generals Bidding: 3

Project description:

Civil work to include: Civil work to include but not limited to a temporary erosion control plan, grading and utility plan, and a drainage report meeting the Town of Coupeville Municipal Code and the 2014 Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington by the Department of Ecology.

Low Impact Development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) are evaluated per the requirements and designed using an infiltration rate provided by the geotechnical engineer. Two infiltration trenches have been located on the north-west side of the existing gym for the stormwater control. Some of the existing pavement is planned to remain with an overlay to match new grades shown on the civil drawings.

The new sewer from the new bathrooms will be routed north to the existing sanitary line serving the northern building. The invert of this existing sewer will need to be located prior to sewer connection and the existing utilities will need to be verified for any conflicts. The grading and utility plan shows connections to existing on-site utilities for the building addition including stormwater, water, and sewer based on the survey and as-built provided. The grading and utility plan will also show proposed walkways, extents of pavement, trenching, and grading.

Architectural work to include: The scope of the architectural work includes but not limited to the construction of a new multipurpose gym facility adjacent to the existing multipurpose building at Coupeville Elementary School. Architectural work consists of construction of new wood stud walls with gypsum board, doors, relites, casework, toilet partitions and accessories. Exterior walls are wood framed with brick veneer wainscot and horizontal siding. The new multipurpose addition will contain a gymnasium, toilet rooms and a space for concessions. The new multipurpose room will have a new single-ply (PVC) membrane roof separated from the existing roof with an expansion joint. A seismic expansion joint will separate the new building from the addition. Equipment such as basketball hoops and floor stripping is included.

Structural work to include: The installation of new strip and pad footings and a slab-on-grade (and associated soil prep), construction of wood stud bearing and shear walls which feature built-up stud pack columns and built-in glulam columns at key locations. The roof structural work includes wood Ijoists and open web steel joists with wood sheathing and CLT , respectively. In addition, the structural roof elements include a canopy mounted to the wall. Also included is the installation of a large steel truss on the northside of the new addition (gridline C) spanning the entire length of the building, which supports the north ends of the main roof OWSJ.

Mechanical work to include:

  1. Division 21 Fire protection work includes the fire riser with connection to the water main, wet pipe valve and appertuences, distribution piping, sprinkler heads, etc., to protect the existing Multipurpose Building and the Multipurpose Addition.
  2. Division 22 Plumbing work includes soil, waste, and vent system to serve the plumbing fixtures, plumbing fixtures, post existing water softener domestic water system service piping, pre-water softener service piping to hose bib, post water softener piping distribution and connection to fixtures, plumbing fixtures, water heaters and commissioning of plumbing systems
  3. Division 23 work includes general provisions, basic materials and methods, testing, adjusting and balancing, commissioning of mechanical systems, Owner’s systems training, O&M Manuals, air distribution systems, air distribution accessories, exhaust fans, and packaged rooftop air to air heat pump.

Electrical work to include:

  1. Division 26 Electrical work includes general provisions, basic materials and methods, testing, commissioning of electrical systems, Owner’s systems training, O&M Manuals, lighting, electrical devices, panelboards, disconnect switches, connection to mechanical equipment, circuit breakers, and fuses.
  2. Division 27 Telecommunication work includes patch panels, horizontal cabling, workstation devices, intercom cabling and devices, and clock system.
  3. Division 28 Fire alarm work includes new devices that are to be connected to the existing fire alarm system.



By | 2018-01-26T08:12:12+00:00 January 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Awarded: MPR Addition & Renovation Coupeville