Implementation Phase (current)
Land use implementation of this project is set to occur in two steps. The first step, to make changes to the Comprehensive Plan, is due to be completed in 2015. The second step, to make changes to the Bellevue Land Use Code, is just beginning.
In January 2014 the Planning Commission began to explore policy changes to implement the vision of the Eastgate/I-90 Corridor Land Use and Transportation Project through a series of study sessions. The vision seeks to capture a portion of the city’s projected demand for office growth by rezoning the Eastgate corridor to increase building heights and floor area ratios (FAR) and to allow additional development potential. Although zoning changes are expect throughout the corridor, the most intensive changes will be focused around a mixed-use transit oriented development center near the Eastgate Park and Ride and Bellevue College.
Proposed policies are included in the ten year update of the Comprehensive Plan and include changes to the Eastgate, Factoria, and Richards Valley subarea plans (found in volume 2 of the Comprehensive Plan) as well as changes to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map. Planning Commission is due to begin preliminary review of the Land Use Code in spring 2015, draft language will follow by the year’s end. There will be opportunities for public input and review. Please check these study sessions.
♦ Eastgate corridor existing Subareas (2013)
♦ Eastgate Land Use and Transportation Project Preferred Alternative (2012)
♦ Eastgate corridor existing Comprehensive Plan designations (2013)