High-Quality Built and Natural Environment Performance

Bellevue’s beautiful landscapes and thoughtful planning continue to satisfy residents. Eight out of ten residents believe that Bellevue is doing a good job of creating a healthy natural environment that supports their personal health and well-being, as well as healthy living for current and future generations. Bellevue remains a “City in a Park” with easy access to trails and green spaces. A majority of residents feel that Bellevue is planning for growth in ways that will add value to their quality of life. Development services are convenient and user-friendly, with ninety-nine percent of permits now applied for online. Key utilities indicators have also met or exceeded targets.

The below indicators were collected by staff subject matter experts, after an in-depth review of each Strategic Target Area (STA). The review process included an examination of the STA description and the desired outcomes defined therein, the identification of a well-rounded set of relevant performance metrics, and an analysis of year-over-year data trends and performance against target. For more information about Bellevue's vision for a High-Quality Built or Natural Environment, click here.

Key Performance Indicators 2017 Actual 2018 Actual 2019 Actual 2019 Target
Percent of households living within one-third mile walking distance of park or trail access point 73% 73% 73% 72%
Percent of businesses who rate City of Bellevue development services related to permitting and licensing as better than other cities and towns 49% N/A 50% 60%
Percent of development services permits applied for online 85% 98% 99% 85%
Acres of park and open space per 1,000 population 19.2 19 18.6 20
Percent of residents who agree or strongly agree that Bellevue is doing a good job planning for growth in ways that will add value to residents' quality of life 72% 72% 67% 80%
Percent of residents who believe Bellevue's public parks and park facilities appearances are good or excellent 95% 94% 97% 95%
Key Community Indicators: High-Quality Built and Natural Environment Performance 2016 Results 2017 Results 2018 Results 2019 Results
Percent of residents who agree or strongly agree that Bellevue is doing a good job of creating a healthy natural environment that supports healthy living for current and future generations 88% 82% 85% 80%
Percent of residents who agree or strongly agree that Bellevue's environment supports their personal health and well-being. 88% 84% 89% 85%
Percent of residents who somewhat or strongly agree Bellevue can rightly be called a "City in a Park" 68% 65% 73% 68%