November 2018
Cordata Neighborhood Association monthly news & updates
  • Keeping the Cordata Neighborhood informed about what is going on in our neighborhood.
Upcoming Events

Our next meeting: Tuesday, November 13th at 7PM at the Birchwood Presbyterian Church located at 400 Meadowbrook Court, Bellingham, WA 98226.

We have an informative meeting scheduled!
We are privileged to welcome Rebecca Judd, new director of the Bellingham Public Libraries. Rebecca will talk about current and long-term plans for the libraries. Also, we will have a chance to ask about our quest for a north-end branch. Rebecca will be introduced by Cordata Neighborhood Association member Jim McCabe. Mr. McCabe is currently a member of the Library Board of Trustees.

Also joining us will be Analisa Ficklin, the Principal of the Cordata Elementary School. She will talk about how the school is dealing with the rapid growth of young families moving into the Cordata neighborhood, or the north-end.

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The Cordata Community Garden closed on October 31, 2018, after a work party of gardeners cleaned out beds and put away the tools. Anyone wanting to rent a 4'x16' plot for next year is welcome to our waiting list. Email to be notified of our sign-up meetings in March of 2019.
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  • Your Cordata Neighborhood Association has a new Facebook Page. Please visit it by going to Let us know what you think and be sure to "Like" our page and give your comments.
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Cordata Community Park
Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a public meeting on November 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 400 Meadowbrook Court , to obtain input on next steps and ideas for a new name for Cordata Neighborhood Park.
“Master planned in 2008, this park, located at the 800 block of Horton Road, was the first and only park in Cordata," said Leslie Bryson, Parks and Recreation Director. Since that time, various park amenities have been completed including an open meadow area, trails, bridges, picnic tables and benches. Additionally, a larger Cordata Community Park was purchased with development of phase one starting next year.
The City is now preparing for the next phase of development of the neighborhood park, including parking, utilities, and a driveway connecting to the Horton Road extension project. Other work may include limited clearing and grading for future park amenities. Given the neighborhood has recommended the community park be named Cordata Park, the City is soliciting ideas for a new name for the existing neighborhood park. Per City policy, park names should not be so similar that it results in confusion to the public and emergency responders.
Name suggestions will be recorded for consideration. The public is invited to submit comments and suggestions via email to through the end of December. The Park and Recreation Advisory Board will review the name suggestions early next year and make a recommendation to Council to name both the community and neighborhood parks. For more information, contact Gina Austin, Project Engineer, at
Media Contacts
​Gina Austin, Parks Project Engineer
Parks and Recreation Department
(360) 778-7000

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Want to stay on top of what plans for Bellingham and the Cordata Neighborhood are in store? Here's How.
Weekly link to Public Notices from the City of Bellingham's Planning Department

From: Aven, Heather M. < >
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 10:18 AM
Subject: Weekly link to Planning Notice Database
Good Morning,
This is your weekly link to the current Public Notices for the Planning and Community Development Department.
Please review the notices and distribute to your neighbors as you deem appropriate. If you have specific questions regarding any of the notices, please contact the staff member listed on the notice, or the department admin staff at 360-778-8300. 
Visit the City of Bellingham's event calendar to find out what's happening in the community.

Cordata Neighborhood Association 4559 El Dorado Way #226, Bellingham, WA 98226

The Cordata Neighborhood Association is an all volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. This newsletter and other association activites are funded primarily from membership dues which are $10 a year per residence. We also gladly accept donations which, like the membership dues, are tax deductible. We encourage your participation and support.
Board of Directors, Mike Brunt, Carol Dukes, Marisa Ellis, Julie Guy, Bev Jacobs, Paul Kratzig, Pat Lynam and Ralph Myers