This Land Use Code Amendment (LUCA) established transit-oriented development standards, design guidelines, and requirements for the East Main Transit Oriented District (TOD). The East Main TOD is approximately 60 acres in size and abuts the southeast corner of Downtown, the East Link light rail East Main station and Surrey Downs neighborhood to the west, Interstate 405 to the east and Mercer Slough to the south.
In May 2019, the City Council adopted the East Main Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) through Ordinance No. 6465. The CPA advanced Council's 2035 vision for the East Main Station Area through targeted goals and policies, including establishing this area as a TOD district. These goals and policies included creating a vibrant people-oriented transit station area, distinct yet complementary to Downtown, that would leverage Bellevue's investment in East Link.
On Dec. 13, 2021 the City Council unanimously adopted a package of code amendments to implement the 2035 vision for East Main. Ordinance No. 6627 ("LUCA") created a new Part 20.25Q in the Land Use Code (LUC) to establish requirements, standards and design guidelines for land uses, height and form, Floor Area Ratio (FAR or density), the amenity system, landscaping, parking, street and pedestrian circulation, pedestrian bridge, and other development elements.
The city's zoning maps were updated to include two new Land Use Districts for East Main to implement the LUCA.
Progress to Date
|Date||Meeting or Action Taken||Links|
|12/13/21||City Council Adoption||Packet|
|12/6/21||City Council Regular Session||Packet|
|11/15/21||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|10/18/21||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|10/4/21||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|9/13/21||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|7/26/21||East Main LUCA Public Hearing||Packet|
|6/28/21||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|7/27/20||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|7/6/20||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|7/8/19||City Council Adopted Guiding Principals||Packet|
|5/28/19||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|5/20/19||City Council Adopted the East Main CPA||Ordinance|
|4/22/19||City Council Extended Study Session||Agenda|
|1/22/19||City Council Study Session||Agenda|
|11/26/18||City Council Study Session||Packet|
|11/7/18||Planning Commission Final Review Public Hearing||Packet|
|9/26/18||Planning Commission Study Session: Final review of draft CPA||Packet|
|7/11/18||Planning Commission Study Session: Draft CPA amendments and CAC recommendations||Packet
|5/16/18||Planning Commission Study Session: How to review a LUCA||Packet|
|3/31/18||Walking Tour of East Main Area|
|3/28/18||Planning Commission Study Session: Discussion of characteristics||Packet|
|2/28/18||Planning Commission Study Session: Draft policy direction and placemaking elements|
Topic: East Main TOD Update
Topic: East Main TOD Update
|1/10/18||Planning Commission Study Session: Overview of East Main TOD project||Packet|
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Project & Background Documents
- East Link and East Main Station (Sound Transit)
- East Main Station Area Planning (Bellevue Transportation Department)