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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 5, 2007

Great Streets workshop considers downtown aesthetics

Those interested in the look and feel of downtown Bellevue will have an opportunity to help shape its future appearance at an upcoming workshop.

Set for 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, in room 1E-108 at Bellevue City Hall, the workshop will focus on the portions of downtown north of Northeast Eighth Street and south of Northeast Fourth Street.

Part of the city’s Great Streets project, the “Street Design Workshop for Downtown Neighborhoods” is the third of four sessions where residents, business owners and property owners are asked to provide feedback about their sections of downtown and suggest future changes. 

Attendees are asked to stay for 90 minutes to hear a brief presentation and participate in a hands-on design exercise. Refreshments will be provided.

The Great Streets project is intended to recognize the unique characteristics of different areas downtown and provide guidelines to express the distinct identities of different streets. For example, different building materials might be used on different streets for sidewalks, street lights and benches.

Key objectives of the 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 final Great Streets workshop, focusing on the 106th Avenue Northeast and 108th Avenue Northeast corridors, will be on July 18, also 5:30 to 7, in room 1E-108 in City Hall.

The city's Great Streets web page offers more information 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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