BelRed Look Back

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In 2009, in anticipation of East Link light rail, the City Council adopted a new subarea plan and land use code for the BelRed area. The plan anticipated the transformation of the former industrial area into a series of vibrant urban villages with abundant new green space, businesses, and homes.

Now, almost a decade later and with construction well underway on East Link and the Spring District, the city is reviewing the plan and land use code to determine if they are meeting their desired outcomes.


This project will review the effectiveness of the existing BelRed Subarea Plan and Land Use Code, and adopt changes as necessary. A scope of work will be recommended to City Council in 2019.

Upcoming Opportunities to Engage

  • None scheduled at this time.
This project launched in early 2018. Please find a list of major project milestones and decision-points below.

Date Meeting, Event, or Action Taken Links
5/22/18 Open House
Topic: BelRed - Major Projects
1/22/18 City Council - Study Session
Topic: Initial Briefing and Q&A

This project is just getting underway. Staff anticipates recommending a formal scope of work to City Council in 2019.

Project Phase Approximate Date
Scoping Recommended scope in 2019
Visioning Not applicable
Feasibility Studies Not applicable
Planning 2019
Land Use Code 2020
Implementation Council adoption in 2019/2020
Monitoring & Control Ongoing after adoption

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