Bellwether Gate includes over 137,000 square feet of new building development. Bellingham Gate was developed in 2006 by David Ebenal after several years of studying the overall potential of the Bellingham Bay waterfront. The primary focus included the Georgia Pacific site, Bellwether Peninsula and waterfront properties for environmental cleanup and development. In March of 2006 after an extensive selection process, Summit Construction was chosen as the developer by the Port of Bellingham for the Bellwether on the Bay Phase II development.
Adding to this newly formed public-private relationship, the Port of Bellingham and Summit pledged to a working relationship to further establish the potential of the Bellwether Peninsula. Special attention to design, view corridors, public access, commercial and public amenities was key to the success of the project.
The site has spectacular views of Squalicum Harbor Marina and the San Juan Islands. Along with Bellingham’s potential growth and it’s healthy community, Bellwether Gate will add to Bellingham’s national recognition as being on “Best Places to Live” list.
The neighboring Bellwether on the Bay already includes two mixed-use office buildings, a hotel, with a variety of restaurant and retail stores. The first phase of this development opened in 1999. Today 40 businesses operate on the peninsula. Bellwether Gate’s addition has brought new enthusiasm and sustainability for the peninsula community.