News & Announcements

Puget Neighborhood News and Information:

Next Meeting – National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 @ 6:00pm, Carl Cozier

We will be holding our 2nd annual “National Night Out” gathering for the Puget Neighborhood.   It’s a City-wide observance of the National Night Out Against Crime, held nationwide on the first Tuesday of August each year. It’s an opportunity for communities and neighborhoods to come together, meet each other, build relationships and stand united against crime.

We will meet outside Carl Cozier Elementary School, and plan to use sheltered area behind Cozier if it is raining.   Although we’re still in the process of planning the event, last year we had popcorn, drinks, and neighbors brought treats for a treat table.  Folks from the Bellingham Police Department and Fire Department paid us a visit!  Also, we had some activities for the kids.  Neighbors enjoyed the gathering, and we hope to have a similar experience this year. Plan to come join us!

New Proposal for Apartments at 4413 Consolidation

This is a new proposal for what is know as the Hawley Tract in the Puget Neighborhood.  You may remember the area for the University Ridge project proposed for the property between Nevada and Puget Streets, north of the undeveloped section of Consolidation Avenue.

There is a public meeting being held by Madrona Bay Real Estates Investment on:

July 8, 2019 at 6:00pm, Carl Cozier Elementary School

to share proposed plans and invite our comments and questions.     The notice of public meeting and proposed site plan are available at this link:
Proposal for Apartments at 4413 Consolidation

The 4th of July Celebration

Next Thursday is the 4th of July.  Just as a reminder, personal fireworks are prohibited in Bellingham.  Fireworks displays can be dangerous, and stressful for pets and for some of our neighbors.  We encourage you to report illegal fireworks to 911.

To Contact the Puget Neighborhood Association, email us at:

Holiday Safety

Preventing Vehicle Prowls

Lydia Place                                                                      

Lydia Place has been a part of the Puget Sound Neighborhood and key partner in our community’s effort to end homelessness for individuals and families here in Whatcom County for over 25 years. Essential Lydia Place services and programs help to provide housing, case management, life skills, parent support programs, positive childhood outcomes and advocacy for over 250 families annually.

To learn more about Lydia Place, volunteer or donate visit or call 360-671-7663.

 The Puget Neighborhood Association is pleased to provide this information about Lydia Place, and invite our Puget Neighbors to explore their web site to learn more about Lydia Place services and programs.  

Campus Community Coalition          

One focus area of the Campus Community Coalition is in promoting communication, information-sharing and problem solving between students attending a college or university in Whatcom County, and the community they live in. The CCC provides education to students about being a good neighbor, a good citizen, and a responsible patron of downtown businesses. The CCC also helps neighborhoods and organizations effectively reach out to students to engage them in civic and community life. The Campus Community Coalition values shared understanding and respectful dialogue, and has a high commitment to building positive community life for everyone.

For more information, contact:                  Carmen Rasmussen, Campus Community Coalition Coordinator

Email –, Phone – 360.650.6863

Also, see more on facebook at:;
or on the Western Washington University website at:

The Puget Neighborhood Association is pleased to provide this information about the Campus Community Coalition, and invite our Puget Neighbors to explore their web site to learn more about the Coalition.


There is a free social website called Nextdoor that many Bellingham neighborhoods are using to enhance communications between neighbors.  It’s a great way to share information about local concerns (e.g., car prowls), lost pets, etc.  Our neighborhood police officers use Next Door to post alerts, answer questions, and receive non-emergency messages.  Read more about Nextdoor here.