Bellevue's economic success and growth has not come by accident. Careful planning, with community input and support, has been key. The city's codes and comprehensive plan are revised when necessary. For major land use and transportation initiatives, the city undertakes studies, often with the assistance of committees of residents and businesses. The city currently has several commercial land use and transportation studies underway.
For more than 30 years, the city has promoted business success by encouraging concentrated development where services and infrastructure can match business and public needs. Planned growth helps Bellevue maintain a reputation as a good location for entrepreneurs and businesses.