Great Neighborhoods

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Creating neighborhoods where people feel at home, feel connected and where they can thrive in the midst of change doesn’t just happen. It takes a plan.

Neighborhood Area Plans are one way the city supports strong neighborhoods. These neighborhood plans serve as road maps to the future. They provide residents, businesses, city staff and other stakeholders with guidance as each neighborhood grows and changes over time.

Each Neighborhood Area Plan is based on a template that includes:

  • A vision statement that reflects the community's core values;
  • A community profile that examines current conditions and trends;
  • An examination of key opportunities and challenges;
  • Policies to guide future development;
  • A list of community identified goals and actions.

The city is collaborating with neighborhoods using the interactive EngagingBellevue website. With online and in-person tools, events, activities and more, we are working with residents and stakeholders to develop plans that secure our neighborhoods’ future as livable, inspiring, vibrant and equitable communities.

What are Great Neighborhoods?

Strong community connections strengthen neighborhoods and directly raise the quality of life. Bellevue's City Council affirms this with the city's Great Neighborhoods program, initiating Comprehensive Plan amendments in August 2018 for preparation of the Northwest Bellevue and Northeast Bellevue plans. The program has now re-engaged these communities in 2020.

Plan amendments for preparation of the Crossroads and Newport Hills neighborhoods will follow after the first-round Northwest Bellevue and Northeast Bellevue plan amendments are completed. The work program timeline for all of these plan amendment Great Neighborhoods will be adjusted accordingly.

Great Neighborhoods – Many Voices. One Vision. Our Future

Date

Meeting, Event, or Action Taken

Links for current and past events

Register for June 16, 2020

Launch Event: Northeast and Northwest Bellevue

  • Power Point slides
  • Get the plan template

Register for June 17, 2020

Launch Event: Northeast and Northwest Bellevue

June-August 2020

Values Conversations and Engaging Bellevue outreach

NE Bellevue Engaging Bellevue Site

NW Bellevue Engaging Bellevue Site

September 2020

The first Visioning Session

Fall 2020

Data-Walk for each neighborhood

January 2021

Challenges and Solutions Dialogue

February 2021

Priorities and Policies Dialogue

Spring 2021

Plan Draft Development and Review

Summer-Fall 2021

Plan Approval Process

  • Planning Commission
  • City Council

The conversation so far focused on discovering and sharing community values in both Northeast and Northwest Bellevue.

Date Meeting, Event, or Action Taken Links
Sept.-Oct. 2018 Northeast Bellevue
Discovery Phase
Slides
Comments
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Sept.-Oct. 2018 Northwest Bellevue
Discovery Phase
Slides
Comments
Infographic
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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
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