Homeowner to city: Please buy me out / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

Richard Sullivan standing next to his home on 22nd Street. The excavation is several feet onto his property to within 3 feet of his house.

Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 10:17 am  John Servais

The city assured homeowner Richard Sullivan, 77, that their construction would not touch his property.

They have assured him of this for the past couple years as they planned the daylighting of Padden Creek and the construction of a bridge over the stream they will divert between Sullivan’s home and Fairhaven Parkway. Specifically, project planner and stormwater manager for Bellingham Public Works, Bill Riley, assured Sullivan he could continue to use his driveway and home during construction and that the new creek would not interfere with his home.

Standing beside his house in the photo above is Richard Sullivan – Sully to all who know him in the Happy Valley Neighborhood.  More photos, below, show the construction site from different angles.  […]

Read John’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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