Comprehensive Plan

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Bellevue’s Comprehensive Plan is the city’s foundational policy document, guiding growth and development here for the next 20 years. The maps, goals and policies of the plan provide the basis for Bellevue's regulations, programs and services. Comprehensive Plan Story Map

The City Council adopted the current Comprehensive Plan on Aug. 3, 2015 (agenda memo), dedicating it to Nan Campbell, former Bellevue mayor. The plan was updated following two years of public outreach.

Plan Organization

The comprehensive plan is organized into two volumes, one focused on citywide policies and the second on goals and policies for Bellevue's 16 neighborhood areas.

Volume 1 has background information about Bellevue and the community vision for the future, along with goals for elements such as housing, transportation, human services and parks.

Volume 2 contains goals and policies of the subarea (or neighborhood area) plans.

You can view all of volume 1 in Flipbook format or access both volumes in individual PDF chapters linked below.

General Elements - Volume 1

Cover and Dedication
Table of Contents
Introduction and Vision
Citizen Engagement
Land Use
Housing (2020)
Capital Facilities
Transportation (2021)
Economic Development
Human Services
Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Urban Design and the Arts
Shoreline Management
Glossary (2020)


Subarea Plans - Volume 2

Cover, Introduction and Table of Contents
Bridle Trails
Crossroads (2020)
Downtown (2020)
Newport Hills
Northeast Bellevue (2021)
Northwest Bellevue (2021)
Richards Valley
Southeast Bellevue
Southwest Bellevue (2020)
Wilburton/NE 8th St. (2021)


Citywide Comprehensive Plan map (Links to: Maps and GIS -- PDF Maps -- Community Development -- Comprehensive Plan)

Code Consistency Amendments

Bellevue's comprehensive plan was updated in 2015. As a result, our critical areas ordinance was amended. Learn more at Critical Areas.

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