Chuckanut Square

 1400 12th Street

Bellingham WA






   Bellingham Housing Authority
Developed by:    Bellingham Housing Authority
Year Built/Rehabilitated:    1971
Number of Residential Units:    101
Unit Mix:    66 studios / 35 one-bedroom
Square Footage:    studio: 372 sq ft / one-bedroom: 456 sq ft
Population Served:    elderly and/or disabled
Professionally Managed by    Bellingham Housing Authority


Description of Property:   

Located in Bellingham's historic Fairhaven District, with its beautiful salt water recreation areas, many of the units have panoramic views of Bellingham Bay and the Cascade Mountains.  Residents have the option of gardening in individual flower and vegetable patches.  The dining room and lobbies provide excellent areas for residents to gather and participate in many of the indoor activities such as bingo, the weekly meal program and other events put on by the Housing Authority and residents.


In 2011, Chuckanut Square was the recipient of ARRA Green communities Grant funding to update the building envelope, reduce utilites, and incorporate green technologies into the building.  The building uses photovoltaic solar panels to generate roughly 10% of the building's electricity use.  High efficiency boilers, new efficient lighting with sensors, and water saving devices to decrease utility costs were installed.  Increased ventilation in living spaces and several green roofs and garden areas were installed to increase the "comfort level" in this community.

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