Published October 4 2023
After 18 months of outreach, during which more than 5,000 people who live, work and/or play in Bellevue shared their thoughts on the future of the city, planners are drafting an update of the Comprehensive Plan, known as Bellevue 2044, that will guide how the city grows over the next 20 years.
First up for Bellevue 2044 are revised vision statements. Each chapter of the plan begins with a vision statement that outlines the direction and goals for a particular topic, such as transportation, housing, parks or economic development.
Community members can learn more about this process and provide feedback at events this month.
A virtual kickoff takes place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10. The planning team will review the timeline for drafting the update to the Comprehensive Plan and explain how the community can participate. Register to participate.
Vision Open Houses
People can review draft vision statements, speak with members of the planning team and provide feedback at in-person open houses.
Information boards will be up all day during regular business hours for three weeks at City Hall, as well as one evening. They will also be at Crossroads Mall one Saturday. Visitors can stop by any time and stay as long as they want at these drop-in events. Registration is not required.
- Monday-Friday, Oct. 9-25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., City Hall Concourse
- Saturday, Oct. 14, Crossroads Mall (outside Mini City Hall)
- Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:30-8 p.m., City Hall Concourse
Bellevue's Comprehensive Plan outlines a vision for the future and sets policy direction to get there. The City Council, city boards and commissions, and staff use the plan to make decisions about housing, transportation, parks, economic opportunities and more. To learn more and sign-up for updates, visit EngagingBellevue.com/bellevue-2044.