Neighborhood Enhancement Program

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Residents and staff chat on a Neighborhood Walk in 2018.

Hear what your neighbors have to say about NEP and learn about the process from this informational video: What is NEP?

Wilburton now in voting phase through Oct. 23 

Wilburton residents: There are 10 projects on your ballot. Now is the time to vote for your top three projects and return the POSTAGE PAID ballot that each household received in early September to determine which projects will be funded with the $133,000 budget allocated for your neighborhood area. Please see the Wilburton-specific page in the Neighborhood Areas section for details on each project.

Deadline for voting is Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.  Voting is BY MAIL ONLY and limited to ONE BALLOT PER HOUSEHOLD ADDRESS.

Crossroads votes are in (en español)

Thank you to Crossroads residents for your participation in the Neighborhood Enhancement Program.

Three new capital improvement projects were chosen in September 2020 and will be funded from the $439,000 Crossroads allotted budget:

NE 8th Tree Replacement: NE 8th from 136th Ave NE to 164th Ave NE

This project will replace the missing or dying flowering pear trees on NE 8th. This project will use a phased approach of tree replacement over the course of a few years using a mixture of attractive street trees known to thrive in our area. New irrigation systems will be installed to replace the current older system. Project Manager: Tom Kuykendall (425-452-7924);

148th Avenue NE Beautification: 148th Ave NE between NE 8th and BelRed Road

This project would provide for the beautification of 148th Ave NE on both sides of the road between the curb and the sidewalk. This project would focus on improvements to the areas adjacent to the road by removing degraded water inefficient grass, improving soil conditions, and designing and installing plant combinations. Plants would be chosen for their attractiveness, low maintenance and reduced water use. Project Manager: Tom Kuykendall (425-452-7924);

Streetlight at 140th Ave NE and NE 14th St: This project will install a new PSE-owned and maintained LED streetlight on the Southeast corner of 140th Ave NE and NE 14th St over the existing crosswalk. On-going electricity costs will be paid for by the city. Project Manager: Jeremy Chin (425-452-4179);

A Crossroads NEP Newsletter was mailed to each household in your area in mid-
September with complete voting results.

How did you like the NEP process?

Fill out the  online evaluation form (link is located in the left column of this page) and give us your feedback by October 30, 2020.

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program provides Bellevue residents with the opportunity 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.

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.
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