Neighborhood Enhancement Program

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Residents and staff chat on a Neighborhood Walk in 2018.

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program empowers residents to propose and select modest, city-funded capital projects to enhance their neighborhoods. The program rotates through the city's 16 NEP neighborhood areas over the course of seven years, serving two areas each year. The $5 million program allocation is distributed among each of the neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.

 

NEP kicks off in Crossroads Wednesday, Jan. 22

Crossroads residents: Please join city staff and your neighbors to kick off the Neighborhood Enhancement Program in your area!

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
Stevenson Elementary School
14420 NE 8th Ave., Bellevue

Come learn about the program, share your ideas and connect with your neighbors.
RSVP encouraged to tcuthill@bellevuewa.gov

 

NEP coming to Wilburton in April

 

Kickoff Meeting

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Wilburton Elementary School Cafeteria
12300 Main St., Bellevue

 

The Sequence

When NEP comes to your neighborhood area, it follows a sequence that includes the following steps.

  1. Solicitation: Residents submit project ideas (mail, website or kick-off meeting).
  2. Scoping: Staff review project ideas using screening criteria and generate ballot projects.
  3. Preview: Residents review ballot projects at public open house.
  4. Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots in the mail to vote for three projects of their choice.
  5. Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.
 
image of park boardwalk project
image of playground project
image of traffic calming project