BELLINGHAM - A public hearing on a proposed 52-foot height limit for a building at 10th Street and Mill Avenue will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the start of the Monday, Dec. 3, meeting of the Bellingham City Council, in chambers at City Hall, 210 Lottie St.
Shannon Properties wants the increase in the existing 35-foot limit for the site at 1140 10th St.
To approve construction of the building higher than 35 feet, the council must be convinced of three things: adequate parking, view obstruction of no more than 20 percent for adjacent homes to the north and northeast, and steps to improve public amenities in the Fairhaven commercial core.
Gathering testimony on those three issues is the focus of the hearing.
The developer's proposal envisions commercial uses on the first and second floors, apartments on the third and fourth floors, and parking in the basement.
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