Sunday, October 04, 2009

New Whatcom

For decades, Bellingham's waterfront was dominated by the Georgia Pacific paper mill, but now the mill has closed and the city has an opportunity to do something new and exciting on its shoreline. But it will take a long time to sort the economics, the priorities, the history, and the toxic residue. Meanwhile, some wonderful decaying industrial architecture remains perched on this huge chunk of shoreline.


cbloom said...

Where is this exactly? I'd love to go see it.

Gravel Beach said...

New Whatcom is the name attached to the redevelopment of this part of the waterfront of Bellingham, Washington. Clicking the title of the post links to Google Maps. It's easy to find, but hard to visit without authorization - too dangerous in it's current condition. But give it a few years.