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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 4, 2009

Envision Bellevue shorelines in the future at open house

Residents can learn the latest about Bellevue's effort to update its shoreline policies and regulations to comply with new state standards at an open house on Thursday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

The open house will begin with a presentation about the new state guidelines for shoreline management, followed by key findings about Bellevue's shorelines. The presentation will also include a visioning exercise to solicit feedback on how citizens may envision Bellevue's shorelines in 20 years. 

After the presentation at 7:15, staff will be available at information stations focused on the following topics: general state requirements, restoration opportunities and techniques, reliance on existing residential regulations, and marinas. 

Staff from the city's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) division will also be on hand with computer access to provide detailed information about an individual's property within the shoreline jurisdiction. Printouts of aerial photographs showing the property and existing buffers will be provided. 

You should attend if you:

  • Enjoy water-related activities such as boating, swimming, fishing or wildlife viewing.
  • Would like to see improvement to shoreline public access.
  • Have an interest in natural resource protection and water quality.
  • Would like to learn more about shoreline restoration.
  • Own shoreline property.

Additional public meetings regarding policy and regulations will be held with the Planning Commission through the winter of 2009, with new regulations anticipated in late 2010.

Shoreline Management Update

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450 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Carol Helland
Phone: 425-452-2724
E-mail: chelland@bellevuewa.gov

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