BelRed Look Back

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 2018.

Upcoming Opportunities to Engage

  • None scheduled at this time.


Progress to Date

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

Project Status and Timeline

This project is just getting underway. Staff anticipates recommending a formal scope of work to City Council in late 2018.

Project Phase Approximate Date
 Scoping  Recommended scope in late 2018
 Visioning  Mid-late 2018
 Feasibility Studies  Mid-late 2018
 Planning  2019
 Land Use Code  2019
 Implementation  Council adoption in late 2019
 Monitoring & Control  Ongoing after adoption

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Emil A. KingStrategic Planning Manager


(425) 452-7223

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