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Port of Bellingham could sign waterfront agreement Tuesday

Port of Bellingham officials are close to finalizing a deal with Harcourt Developments of Dublin, Ireland to help rebuild an 11-acre area around the Granary Building on Bellingham's waterfront.
Port of Bellingham officials are close to finalizing a deal with Harcourt Developments of Dublin, Ireland to help rebuild an 11-acre area around the Granary Building on Bellingham's waterfront. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

The Port of Bellingham Commission will hold two special meetings Tuesday, March 31, to consider signing an agreement with an Irish developer that wants to redevelop the first portion of the downtown waterfront.

A 3 p.m. public meeting will include a presentation on the master development agreement the port worked out with Dublin-based Harcourt Developments over the last year.

The meeting will open with a standard public comment period about 20 minutes long, the staff will make a presentation on the agreement, and at some point, a Harcourt representative will call into the meeting and speak with the commissioners over speakerphone, said Mike Hogan, port spokesman.

Following the presentation and phone call, public comment will reopen.

The commission will then take a recess and reopen the public meeting at 6 p.m. so those who work during the day and want to comment or learn about the agreement will get the chance to see the presentation and speak before the commission votes on the proposal.

The meetings will be held in the Harbor Center Building conference room at 1801 Roeder Ave.

The agreement and other documents are available at portofbellingham.com/524/Waterfront-District.

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