On July 16, 2018, the City Council adopted a land use code amendment for shelters and other homeless services. The vote did not involve the selection of a specific site for a men’s shelter. The amendment was drafted with five months of community engagement, including a citywide online survey, a large workshop at City Hall, an optional “listening session” and two “Q&A sessions” at local community centers. A public hearing was held on June 11.
Past Meeting Updates
July 16 (adoption)
- July 2 (further consideration, fallback)
- June 25 (final adoption, tentative)
- June 11 (set public hearing)
- May 7
- April 23
On April 3 the city hosted a community workshop at City Hall.The interactive event offered attendees an opportunity to learn more about what goes into developing a LUCA, hear about the results from a recent Citywide Permanent Shelter Survey, discuss key components involved in homeless shelter permitting, and see the next steps in the process.
The workshop also included a facilitated listening session with roundtable discussion. This optional session was intended to stimulate conversation among community members about how land use regulations can help make a shelter, that’s located in Bellevue, be successful.
Informational flyers and other documents: