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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Meydenbauer waterfront focus of workshop Tuesday

Residents and others interested in learning about city plans to create a new waterfront park at Meydenbauer Bay are invited to a workshop Tuesday, JulyMeydenbauer waterfront 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at South Bellevue Community Center.

The workshop, which follows a May 15 open house about the project at City Hall, offers residents, businesses and other stakeholders an opportunity to help the city refine its vision for the new park and its links to neighboring areas. Participants can learn about opportunities and challenges at the site and identify key considerations and priorities that will inform future park and land use alternatives. 

Another public meeting concerning the Meydenbauer waterfront park project is set for July 31 at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St.  

After several years of acquiring land between Meydenbauer Beach Park and the Meydenbauer Marina, the City of Bellevue has begun crafting a master plan for the new park. The aim is to transform a quarter-mile stretch of shoreline on Lake Washington into a park accessible to the public for a variety of recreational uses.

As part of this planning, the city will also be studying land use patterns in the area between Downtown Park and Meydenbauer Bay to determine how redevelopment of that area can occur in a way that reconnects it with the waterfront.

The current project schedule calls for completion of land use planning by the end of 2007. Specific park design alternatives are to be drafted in 2008. Both the Parks & Community Services and Planning & Community Development departments are responsible for the project.

Details about the project can be found at the Meydenbauer Bay project web page. You can also sign up online to receive electronic alerts with periodic park project updates at the city's e-mail news web page.


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Contact Information

Meydenbauer Bay Park Planning
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Robin Cole, Parks Project Manager
Phone: 425-452-2881
E-mail: rcole@bellevuewa.gov

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