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


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