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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Big new houses to be discussed June 13

In response to community concerns about the impacts of large houses replacing smaller ones and other types of neighborhood redevelopment, the Bellevue Planning Commission and Neighborhood Outreach staff will gather additional public feedback at an open house Wednesday, June 13.

The current focus on neighborhood redevelopment was launched last fall as part of the City Council's 2007-08 Neighborhood Livability Action Agenda. Scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. in City Hall Conference Room 1E-108, the open house will provide the public with a chance to share opinions about the impacts of redevelopment on neighborhood character and livability. 

Outreach staff will be on hand to explain options being considered by the Planning Commission to address such neighborhood redevelopment issues as: 

  • loss of trees and greenscape;
  • incompatible scale and architecture;
  • loss of privacy and sunlight; and
  • impacts of construction.

Open house participants will be invited to express their opinions about each of the options and to offer ideas for addressing the issues.

Immediately following the open house, the Planning Commission will convene its regular meeting in the Council Conference Room. The meeting will include another opportunity for the public to comment on redevelopment impacts and alternatives.

The Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the neighborhood character impacts of redevelopment at its June 13 and June 27 meetings before forwarding a recommended course of action to the Bellevue City Council.


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Neighborhood Outreach
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-6836
E-mail: neighborhoodoutreach@bellevuewa.gov

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