Samish Commons | Bellingham Housing Authority

With the development of Bellingham’s Aloha site on Samish Way comes 160 units of mixed-income housing — including room for seniors and families —and one important step toward transforming this drive-by district into a more connected neighborhood that encourages pedestrian activity. Townhomes and apartments backed by structured parking face the area’s residential edge, while retail and commercial office space front the busy street. The Bellingham Housing Authority’s new home base bridges the housing and the commercial space while wide sidewalks, new street plantings, an interior courtyard and thoughtful design features support the vision for the neighborhood as an inviting urban center.