Great Neighborhoods

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In early 2018, the City Council made neighborhood area planning one of its three-year priorities for 2018–2020. We launched the Great Neighborhoods effort in the Northwest and Northeast Bellevue neighborhood areas in the fall of 2018. Due to staff shortages, the city had to suspend the program in March 2019. The city is close to hiring new planners, and we hope to resume the Great Neighborhoods program in the fall of 2019. 

The delay impacts the schedule for the next two neighborhood areas up for Great Neighborhoods – Crossroads and Newport. Once Great Neighborhoods restarts, we will draw up a new schedule.  Thank you for your patience. 

What is neighborhood area planning?

Each neighborhood area will partner with the city to create neighborhood strategy plans, and two neighborhoods will work on their respective plans each year. The first two areas working on their plans are Northwest and Northeast Bellevue. The plans are focused on issues and actions, meaning that the priorities of the community will be identified and further analyzed for the most appropriate strategies and actions.

Since September, residents of both Northeast and Northwest Bellevue have been sharing top community values in a variety of settings. We’ve provided a chart summarizing the input you’ve provided so far; an input spreadsheet that captures everyone’s comments exactly as you shared them; and a graphic representation of the key words from each resident. These reports are part of the official project record.

In January, residents will voice their support for their top values and begin to develop strategies. Let’s keep the conversation going between now and January!

Date Meeting, Event, or Action Taken Links
Sept.-Oct. 2018 Northeast Bellevue
Discovery Phase
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Sept.-Oct. 2018 Northwest Bellevue
Discovery Phase
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8/6/18 City Council Study Session
Topic: Project Launch
7/9/18 City Council Study Session
Topic: Project Launch
6/12/18 NAP Neighborhood Forum
5/29/18 City Council Meeting
Topic: Initial Conversations
This page is not intended as a complete project record. If you have any questions, please contact the Project Lead.

While the content of each neighborhood area plan will be unique and tailored to fit respective neighborhoods, all of the plans will follow a consistent organizational structure and format. A uniform structure for all neighborhood area plans will make it easier for readers to use the document, support a more efficient planning process and reinforce awareness that each neighborhood element is part of the larger Comprehensive Plan.

Please note that the schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

Approximate Date Neighborhood
2018-2019 Northeast Bellevue
2018-2019 Northwest Bellevue
2019-2020 Crossroads
2019-2020 Newport
2020 and beyond TBD
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