Land locked Western Washington University (WWU) is seeking a future presence on Bellingham's Waterfront. As with most projects, funding is the key to success.
The 2007-09 state operating budget includes a number of notable Western funding requests, including $1 million to facilitate Western’s continuing waterfront planning and development efforts with the City of Bellingham and the Port of Bellingham.
Western's projected 10 year Capital Plan:
Western Washington University Proposed 2009-19 Ten-Year Capital Plan
The University has prepared a Slide presentation of Western's proposed development on Bellingham Waterfront: http://www.wwu.edu/president/waterfront/documents/CampusForum3-11-08.pdf
Additional Background information:
Western Washington University Budget(s)
WWU 2007-2009 State Op Plan FY
SUPPLEM BUDGET Request 2008
DECISION PACKAGES 2006 (SupplemBudget)
Border Policy Institute
Planng & Emerg Mgment Track
*2007-09 Operating Budget
Western has been allocated $148.5 million in state operating funds overall for the 2007-09 biennium, which is a nearly 20 percent increase over the current biennium.
*2009 - 2011 Operating Budget: