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%|