Community invited to neighborhood area planning briefing

Community members are invited to attend a briefing on the upcoming launch of the city’s Neighborhood Area Planning program. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12 at City Hall (450 110th Ave NE) from 6 - 8 p.m. Feedback is critical to the program’s success and will be included in a follow-up presentation to the City Council later this summer. 

The much-anticipated program is aimed at creating unique plans for each of the city’s 16 neighborhoods. The plans, to be prepared in collaboration with residents, will articulate each neighborhood’s character and include strategies for adapting to change while preserving what is valued.

Bellevue’s 16 neighborhoods areas were established in the 2015 update to the Comprehensive Plan. When complete, each neighborhood area plan will also include a community profile, an opportunities map, a discussion of how of the plan fits into the larger Comprehensive Plan, and visions, goals and strategies for the future. The current proposal is to engage and complete two plans a year. Each plan will require a multi-layered process of engagement, draft development, and council review and action. 

More background on the program can be found in the May 29 extended study session packet materials. The full briefing, including initial council input, is also available to watch online.