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.

Downtown/BelRed NEP now in Voting phase

Downtown/BelRed residents - 22 projects are on your ballot. Now’s the time to vote for your top three projects and return the pre-paid ballot that each household received in late May. Deadline for voting is Wednesday, July 24th.

Lake Hills NEP now in project scoping phase

Lake Hills - The project submission stage for NEP in the Lake Hills neighborhood area closed on May 31st. City staff will now evaluate the ideas that residents submitted against NEP criteria and will present the eligible projects to be included on a ballot at an Open House on Thursday, September 12th. Meeting location to be announced.

The Sequence

When the 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 and comment on ballot projects (open house or website).
  4. Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots to vote for three projects of their choice.
  5. Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.
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Projects Announced in Northwest Bellevue

Two capital improvement projects were chosen in November 2018 for the Northwest neighborhood area:

1. Bellevue Way Landscape Enhancement
2. 100th Ave NE and NE 18th Raised intersection

Projects Announced in Bridle Trails

Three capital improvement projects were chosen in August 2018 for the Bridle Trails neighborhood area:

1. NE 40th Street Restriping between 140th Ave NE and 146th Ave NE
2. Cherry Crest Elementary Intersection Improvements
3. Cherry Crest Mini Park Improvements