Bellevue 2044 - Placemaking

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Bellevue is a city of neighborhoods. Throughout the city people can find a variety of places from quiet and isolated residential neighborhoods to vibrant and active mixed use neighborhoods. No matter the neighborhood, an important need is a commercial center where people can grab a cup of coffee with a friend, run a quick errand, have dinner with the family, or gather together for community celebrations.

During Phase 1, the planning team heard from the community a strong desire to support small, locally owned business, increase the ability to walk and bike to places close to home, and create more community gathering spaces.

The planning process gives us a great opportunity to think about placemaking. How do we want our existing neighborhood centers to look, feel & function in the future and where are there opportunities for creating new neighborhood centers.


DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT READY FOR REVIEW

On Thursday, April 27 the city released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update. Community members and organizations with an interest in the future growth of Bellevue can now comment on the DEIS until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12. To read the DEIS and find out how to submit comments, please visit the city's Environmental Review webpage.

Bellevue is a city of neighborhoods. Throughout the city people can find a variety of places from quiet and isolated residential neighborhoods to vibrant and active mixed use neighborhoods. No matter the neighborhood, an important need is a commercial center where people can grab a cup of coffee with a friend, run a quick errand, have dinner with the family, or gather together for community celebrations.

During Phase 1, the planning team heard from the community a strong desire to support small, locally owned business, increase the ability to walk and bike to places close to home, and create more community gathering spaces.

The planning process gives us a great opportunity to think about placemaking. How do we want our existing neighborhood centers to look, feel & function in the future and where are there opportunities for creating new neighborhood centers.


DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT READY FOR REVIEW

On Thursday, April 27 the city released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update. Community members and organizations with an interest in the future growth of Bellevue can now comment on the DEIS until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12. To read the DEIS and find out how to submit comments, please visit the city's Environmental Review webpage.

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Today's Places and Spaces

10 months

A vibrant city is made up of a variety of unique neighborhood places and spaces that give them their special vibe. A neighborhood place could be as small as a single corner café where you meet a friend for coffee or could be a more bustling shopping center with a grocery store, shops, and restaurants. 

On this map we want you to tell us about the spaces you go to now.

  1. Place a pin on a mixed use area highlighted in red or orange that you go to now and are familiar with.  
  2. Tell us about the vibe of this place today.
  3. What are the attributes that make it successful? What could make this a better space? Would you like it to have the same vibe in the future or would you like to see something different?

While parks are often important neighborhood gathering spots, for this exercise we want you to focus more on places that are a focus of commercial activity - where you shop, dine, run errands, grab coffee, etc.

Feel free to upload a photo to go with your pin.

You can place as many pins as you'd like.

This discussion is currently paused while the community reviews the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). To learn more about the DEIS please visit https://bellevuewa.gov/2044-environmental-review.
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Potentially New Neighborhood Centers

10 months

One comment the planning team hears often is that people would like more places to gather, meet friends, celebrate, and bridge cultures. A vibrant city is made up of a variety of these kinds of unique neighborhood places and spaces that help give a neighborhood its special character or identity. A neighborhood center could be as small as a single corner café where you meet a friend for coffee or could a more bustling "main street" with a local store, shops, and restaurants, or a bustling shopping center with a large grocery store, bigger chains, mixed in with local retail. 

On this map we want you to tell us about places that could be potentially new neighborhood centers. 

  1. Place a pin on a spot that might be a good location for a new neighborhood center
  2. Tell us what the appropriate vibe and scale would be. 
  3. Tell us about the attributes that would make it a good spot for a new neighborhood center and tell us about the challenges that would need to be addressed.

While parks are often important neighborhood gathering spots, for this exercise we want you to focus more on places that would be good for cafes, stores, libraries, community centers, grocery stores, etc. 

Feel free to upload a photo to go with your pin.

You can place as many pins as you'd like.

This discussion is currently paused while the community reviews the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). To learn more about the DEIS please visit https://bellevuewa.gov/2044-environmental-review.
Page last updated: 27 Apr 2023, 01:22 PM