Check out what your neighbors are saying about NEP and learn how you can participate, in this informational video: What is NEP?
The votes are in!
Thank you to Newport residents for your participation in the Neighborhood Enhancement Program.
Two new capital improvement projects will be funded from the $282,000 Newport allotted budget, thanks to the 498 ballots that were returned:
Newport Hills Property Forest Enhancement
Newport Hills Property, 11450 SE 60th St
This project will involve the removal of non-native plants from natural forested areas within the Newport Hills Property. The scope of work will involve the removal of blackberry and ivy from the forest floor and the removal of ivy growing up existing native trees. Other non-native invasive weeds will also be removed as they are encountered. All impacted areas will be replanted with native trees and shrubs that are suitable for site conditions. Estimated project completion: December 2025.
Project Manager: Rick Bailey (425-452-6031); RIBailey@bellevuewa.gov
SE 60th/120th Crosswalk
Intersection of SE 60th and 120th Ave SE (at the NE corner of Newport Hills Park)
This project will install a new pedestrian-activated flashing system at the existing crosswalk over SE 60th St at 120th Ave SE. Flashing beacons will be added on each side of the street. The proposed project will include associated street lighting upgrades and a new curb ramp on the north side of street. Estimated project completion: Spring 2026
Project Manager: Brittany Quan (425-452-4631); email@example.com
A Newport NEP Newsletter was mailed to each household in your area with complete voting results.
The Newport NEP kicked off in January 2022 with 116 resident-identified project ideas submitted. Those projects were then reviewed for accessibility, feasibility, cost, timeliness, and maintainability to determine which were eligible to become ballot projects. 10 projects were included on the ballot and voted on by area residents. The top two projects receiving votes (listed above) will be installed over the next 3-5 years.
NEP is a commitment from Bellevue’s City Council to provide residents with the opportunity to enhance their individual neighborhood areas through city-funded, small capital improvement projects. In 2015, the Council approved $5 million for the program over a seven-year period to serve two NEP programs a year. The budget is distributed among each of the NEP neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.
For more information about the specifics of the city’s NEP program, contact NEP Coordinator, Theresa Cuthill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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