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Strong Communities Make Downtown Work

We’re lucky to have a grocery store downtown, which is an essential ingredient for sustained vitality and something many cities have to work hard to attract. Finding creative ways to help the Co-op grow in place furthers their goal of promoting a healthy food culture, and feeds the downtown economy in the process.

–RMC Principal Neil McCarthy

The Commercial Street Night Markets were fantastic. Thanks Sustainable Connections and KAPOW place-making competition (Principal Neil McCarthy was a juror.)

Design improvement ideas for landscaping, wayfinding, Commercial St. Plaza and more thanks to the City and the Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s design committee (members include RMC’s Nicole Staron).

Enticing holiday window displays coming your way thanks to DBP’s Front Porch Project.

More action on Forest Street coming as the 80-unit Eleanor Apartments break ground next year.