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    Bellevue’s Comprehensive Plan is the city’s foundational policy document, guiding growth and development here for the next 20 years. The maps, goals and policies of the plan provide the basis for Bellevue's regulations, programs and services. Comprehensive Plan Story Map

    The City Council adopted the current Comprehensive Plan on Aug. 3, 2015 (agenda memo), dedicating it to Nan Campbell, former Bellevue mayor. The plan was updated following two years of public outreach.

    Plan Organization

    The comprehensive plan is organized into two volumes, one focused on citywide policies and the second on goals and policies for Bellevue's 16 neighborhood areas.

    Volume 1 has background information about Bellevue and the community vision for the future, along with goals for elements such as housing, transportation, human services and parks.

    Volume 2 contains goals and policies of the subarea (or neighborhood area) plans.

    You can view all of volume 1 in Flipbook format or access both volumes in individual PDF chapters linked below.

    General Elements - Volume 1

    Cover and Dedication
    Table of Contents
    Introduction and Vision
    Citizen Engagement
    Land Use
    Housing (2020)
    Capital Facilities
    Transportation (2021)
    Economic Development
    Human Services
    Parks, Recreation and Open Space
    Urban Design and the Arts
    Shoreline Management
    Glossary (2020)


    Subarea Plans - Volume 2

    Cover, Introduction and Table of Contents
    Bridle Trails
    Crossroads (2020)
    Downtown (2020)
    Newport Hills
    Northeast Bellevue (2021)
    Northwest Bellevue (2021)
    Richards Valley
    Southeast Bellevue
    Southwest Bellevue (2020)
    Wilburton/NE 8th St. (2021)


    Citywide Comprehensive Plan map (Links to: Maps and GIS -- PDF Maps -- Community Development -- Comprehensive Plan)

    Code Consistency Amendments

    Bellevue's comprehensive plan was updated in 2015. As a result, our critical areas ordinance was amended. Learn more at Critical Areas.

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