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Second Online Open House
The city has launched a second online open house as part of the Grand Connection visioning process. The open house, which includes a comment form for your input, focuses on additional public space improvements, improvements to mobility and connectivity, and early concepts for crossing Interstate 405.
The original online open house, hosted in August, is still available, and the city continues to welcome your comments and inpute.
Wilburton Commercial Area Urban Land Institute Reports
In May of 2016 an Urban Land Institute national advisory panel explored the opportunities in the Wilburton commercial area. ULI provided an initial report in May. In November, ULI issued a final report.
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Artist added to Grand Connection visioning team
The city is excited to announce the addition of SuttonBeresCuller to the Grand Connection Visioning design team. SuttonBeresCuller will assist in the visioning process by developing an art and cultural plan for the Grand Connection route. The goal of the plan will be to enhance and encourage opportunities for a diverse range of art and cultural opportunities along the Grand Connection.
SuttonBeresCuller (John Sutton, Ben Beres, Zac Culler) is now in its 16th year as a Seattle-based cooperative entity rooted in a unique, strictly collaborative process with a goal to create unique experiences in the public realm. This can be seen in “Small Moons,” which aggregated thousands of pounds of cast-off possessions from a community in Louisville, KY, to create large-scale sculptures, and Mini Mart City Park, a community-focused, brownfield revitalization project that will transform and re-purpose a former contaminated gas station in Georgetown into a pocket park, public sculpture and community center.
As Bellevue continues to undergo exciting, innovative developments in recent years, we are thrilled to be a part of the next wave of transformations that will be pivotal in the cultivation of the city as a cultural center in the Pacific Northwest,” stated the artist collaborative. “Our goal is to create works throughout the expanse of the Grand Connection that will surprise, entertain and bridge communities.”
Wilburton Commercial Area ULI National Panel
The Urban Land Institute has completed their initial recommendations for the Wilburton Commercial Area. The report can be found on our Background Materials page.
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The city has launched a new website to exhibit the work of the Grand Connection Visioning Charrette, a collaboration with Bellevue Arts Museum, and to provide updates on the project. You can see the work from nearly 80 architects, artists, planners and urban designers, and to stay up-to-date on engagement and informational opportunities at www.bellevuegrandconnection.com.
- April 7-9, 2016, Charrette, Bellevue Arts Museum (news release)
- Dec. 15, 2015, Grand Connection launch with City Council presentation (Video).