Successful residential development requires a balance between many factors such as density, street access and parking, active and passive open space, aesthetics, neighborhood feel, and environmental protection.  APC Engineering has a large body of experience in land use planning, permitting, and project management for residential sites, and expertise in the complete design of streets, utilities, trails, and site amenities for single-family and multi-family projects – ranging from rural short plats to large-scale single family subdivisions, to mixed use residential/commercial building sites in urban centers.

Birch Bay Meadows

Birch Bay Meadows


APC designed and permitted this residential subdivision in Birch Bay, a fast growing community in Whatcom County. This site offered many design challenges and opportunities because a significant amount of the property is covered with wetland critical areas and buffers. APC served as land manager in creating an environmentally sound project through creative site design techniques.

Hannah Creek

Birch Street Plat


This 172-lot subdivision, which includes a water pump station for the City of Bellingham, offsite construction of Birch Street, and a signal at Lakeway Drive, is one of the largest subdivisions to be designed and built in Bellingham. By meeting the environmental challenges of large stream buffers and conservation easements, APC established a trend used by the city for future development. APC completed an extensive Environmental Assessment, secured all the land use permits, and was responsible for the plat design features.

East Maple Ridge

East Maple Ridge


This 88-acre residential and mixed-use subdivision, developed as a planned unit development in Blaine’s Planned Residential Zone, will include a total of 353 dwelling units, with an overall density of 4 units per acre. The finished development will include approximately 24 acres of active and passive open space areas, and 15,000 square feet of commercial development. APC completed the master planning design and permitting, including integration with the City’s master utility plan for East Blaine.

Morse Square

Morse Square Condominiums (2)


This multi-phase project involved redevelopment of a former commercial/industrial site owned by Morse Steel, in the heart of Bellingham’s downtown. The overall site includes six residential buildings, and 2 mixed use commercial and residential buildings on State Street, East Maple Street, East Laurel Street and the Railroad Avenue pedestrian open space corridor. APC completed the civil engineering for the full project, including street frontage and parking improvements, stormwater management with filtration and detention, a water main extension for fire flow, utilities, and structured parking grades.

Whisper Lake

Whisper Lake Color


This residential subdivision has 145 single family lots within the Birch Bay Urban Growth Area. APC designed and managed this project from the preliminary plat stage including site plan design, utility servicing, stormwater studies, & traffic and street improvements to meet the County’s requirements for the Birch Bay Watershed. Construction of the site improvements is anticipated to begin in 2017.