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Article VI.  Downtown District Urban Village
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20.37.500 Downtown district urban village – Applicability.
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A. Regulations specified within this article shall apply to the use of land within the downtown district.

B. Should the provisions of this article conflict with any other provision of the Bellingham Municipal Code, except the critical areas ordinance, shoreline master program, stormwater regulations or Chapter 20.28 BMC, Infill Housing, the provisions of this article shall apply.

C. Amendments.

1. The following amendments shall follow the annual comprehensive plan amendment process outlined in Chapter 20.20 BMC:

a. Any change within a land use area from one land use classification to another (i.e., residential transition to commercial core).

b. Any boundary change between unlike land use classifications (i.e., between residential transition and commercial core).

c. Creation of a new land use area with a new land use classification.

2. The following amendments shall be considered through the rezone procedure in Chapter 20.19 BMC:

a. Changes in the boundaries between like land use areas such as between two residential transition areas.

b. Changes in the zoning of an “area” or portion thereof that do not involve a change of land use classification.

c. Changes in permitted uses and/or density rules shall be considered a rezone, regardless of the land use area in which they appear.

3. All other amendments to this article shall be considered through the development regulation amendment procedure in Chapter 20.22 BMC. [Ord. 2014-09-049 § 52 (Exh. F)]. (Ord. 2014-09-049 § 52 (Exh. F), 2014.)

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