Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Abstract

"Planning processes such as 'smart growth' and 'urban infill' help to better manage development and slow down sprawl. Central to smart growth are brownfields and infill development, because smart growth strives to use underdeveloped areas within the urban environment more efficiently. Urban infill, such as brownfields redevelopment, holds the promise of enabling cities and communities to grow and evolve over time through many incremental changes. By creating places of enduring value and by restoring and reusing buildings and other urban spaces, we can build common ground between sustainability and historic preservation efforts, and provide alternatives to developing greenfield sites" (Dorsey, 2003) The proposed location of the South Anchor at the southwest corner of the Cornwall and Chestnut intersection represents a smart choice not only in its location at the heart of the Central Business District, but also in its intended purpose of revitalizing downtown as the retail core of Bellingham. The area is a haven for restaurants and specialty boutiques, and the South Anchor will complement these preexisting businesses by attracting a broader customer base and creating more jobs downtown.

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Subject – LCSH (for OAI)

Community development, Urban--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Bellingham (Wash.)--Environmental conditions

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Publisher

Western Washington University

Date

Fall 2010

First Advisor

Abel, Troy D.

OCLC Number

710848652

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

Date Permissions signed

12-3-2010

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Department

Environmental Studies

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