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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 27, 2007

Great Streets designs on show at Aug. 29 workshop

People interested in having a say on the future look and feel of downtown streets can getThe Great Streets project aims to give downtown streets such as this one more personality. a look at design concepts and offer comments on them at a workshop Wednesday.

One of two workshops focusing on the design concepts drafted after public meetings in June and July, Wednesday's meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., in room 1E-108. The workshop will concentrate on the 106th and 108th Avenue Northeast corridors, as well as the downtown neighborhoods north of Northeast Eighth Street and south of Northeast Fourth Street.

During the workshop, city planners will present the design concepts, followed by questions and answers, discussion and comment. Refreshments will be provided. Parking is available in the visitors section of the City Hall parking garage, accessible from 110th Avenue Northeast and from Northeast Sixth Street.

Primary objectives of the Great Streets project are to improve conditions for pedestrians, introduce better landscaping and enhance the aesthetic quality of streets, using elements such as trees and public art. The project will result in plans for five major corridors downtown and a “toolkit” of pre-approved materials and designs for use along other downtown streets.

The August workshops build on a series of four public workshops in June and July where participants identified problems, constraints and potential opportunities. That feedback helped planners come up with the design concepts for public review.

The Great Streets section of the website offers details about the project.

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Michael Ingram, Senior Planner
Phone: 425-452-4166
E-mail: mingram@bellevuewa.gov

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