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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Public hearing on Meydenbauer moratorium coming up

The City Council has scheduled a public hearing Sept. 24 to take public comment on whether to extend the Meydenbauer Bay area land use moratorium.

The hearing will be held as part of the Council's regular study session that begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Conference Room at City Hall.

Written comments may also be sent to the City Council in care of Michael Bergstrom, Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, Wa., 98009-9012. Bergstrom may be reached by phone at 425-452-6866 or by e-mail

The City Council first imposed a moratorium in the Meydenbauer Bay area in January 2007 to allow the city and a 13-member citizen steering committee sufficient time to plan for a new community waterfront park with connections to the downtown, and to suggest complementary land uses and urban design in the neighboring upland area. 

The moratorium has been extended twice as work has progressed on the plan. Properties covered by the moratorium lie generally between Downtown Park and Meydenbauer Bay.

The steering committee is expected to recommend a general blueprint for the area, including identifying any recommended Comprehensive Plan or Land Use Code amendments by the end of this year. It will also work out details for an expanded park by next summer.

The moratorium is now slated to end Oct. 8. The Council could extend, repeal or modify the moratorium after the public hearing on Sept. 24.

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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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