Advocating for our neighborhood
North State Street is at the start of a building boom, with large-scale housing projects going up at a breakneck pace.
The North State Street Business Coalition formed in 2018 in response to the impacts that rapid development is having on our neighborhood. We have watched neighboring businesses close their doors or relocate due to direct impacts from poorly-planned projects. We've lost beloved cultural resources in the name of progress.
The NSBCs goal is to work with the City of Bellingham and with private developers to protect working-class jobs and maintain the historic character of our neighborhood, while still providing the affordable infill housing Bellingham needs.