Great Neighborhoods - NE Bellevue

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1 Year, 11 events, 2 mailings, over 350 participants, and countless ideas.

That's what has gone into crafting the Northeast Bellevue Neighborhood Plan. The team is grateful for the participation of so many community members who shared the vision, ideas, and feedback. The plan is a reflection of everything we heard along the way. You can read about all the activities and feedback in the Engagement Report.

Neighborhood Plans are part of the city's Comprehensive Plan. They are used by city staff, developers, and other stakeholders to guide decision making about things like sidewalks, parks, housing, and more. The plans help make sure that as a neighborhood evolves the changes reflect the hopes of residents.

Now that the plan has been adopted it is part of Volume 2 of the city's Comprehensive Plan.

Great Neighborhoods – Many Voices. One Vision. Our Future

1 Year, 11 events, 2 mailings, over 350 participants, and countless ideas.

That's what has gone into crafting the Northeast Bellevue Neighborhood Plan. The team is grateful for the participation of so many community members who shared the vision, ideas, and feedback. The plan is a reflection of everything we heard along the way. You can read about all the activities and feedback in the Engagement Report.

Neighborhood Plans are part of the city's Comprehensive Plan. They are used by city staff, developers, and other stakeholders to guide decision making about things like sidewalks, parks, housing, and more. The plans help make sure that as a neighborhood evolves the changes reflect the hopes of residents.

Now that the plan has been adopted it is part of Volume 2 of the city's Comprehensive Plan.

Great Neighborhoods – Many Voices. One Vision. Our Future

Draft Plan


Draft Neighborhood Plan Ready for Review


Thank you to everyone who took our survey, attended an online workshop, or mailed back the questionnaire. After more than 10 months of work, 11 events, 380+ participants, and countless great ideas and feedback we now have a Draft Neighborhood Plan.

The next step is for the Planning Commission to review and make a formal recommendation. Community members can continue to stay engaged and help refine the plan by attending Planning Commission meetings and by leaving comments here. All comments will be shared with the Planning Commission as they consider the Draft Neighborhood Plan. The Neighborhood Plan includes:

  • Is positive and forward thinking Vision Statement
  • Neighborhood Profile that shares key data and information
  • A discussion of Neighborhood Strengths & Challenges
  • Goals & Policies that lay a foundation for a vibrant, livable and welcoming future

 Please take a moment to review the Draft Neighborhood Plan and provide your feedback.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Although the “plan” seems to be well written, it is a disappointment. It is not a plan at all. After participating for several years in workshops, surveys, zoom meetings, etc. I had anticipated the “plan” to contain plans. While the statement suggests some revisions to codes regarding ADUs etc., there are no specifics. I was expecting to see let’s widen X street, let’s put bike lanes on Y street, you know……a plan!! Plenty of specifics were presented in the meetings with ample support, but there’s just nothing here!!

Jerry T over 1 year ago

The description of the Draft Neighborhood Plan for NE Bellevue says it includes a map of this area. The map is missing! this is critical, because how these policies are implemented, street by street and sub-neighborhood by sub-neighborhood, is critical. For example, how will S-NE-18 be implemented? Will "new typologies" of housing including detached ADUs, duplexes and triplexes be allowed everywhere within the NE Bellevue neighborhoods? And how will "adequate separation" (between new housing typologies and adjacent properties) be enforced, when developers can make more money by building the largest possible house on a lot, taking away existing trees and shrubbery that provide privacy and environmental benefit.

Sally Lawrence over 1 year ago

thank you for making this plan available for our community to read and to provide input. I feel grateful to be in Bellevue and it's city government and care of our community. Thank you.

kR over 1 year ago

I do not see any mention of "enforcing" existing codes like:

* excessive unpermitted tree removal
* excess junk, RVs, and vehicles on front lawns
* unpermitted ADUs on residential properties
* fence construction not to code
* excessive tenants in rental homes

Bellevue already has existing codes, the city just has to enforce them. I have seen zero notice from the city that these type of code violations are being addressed and rectified.

John over 1 year ago

North East Bellevue (NEB) has many apartment in the Crossroads, Overlake and the old Group Health property. Only Crossroads apartments are in Bellevue the great majority of high density apartments are in Redmond and those apartments have a huge impact on traffic and resources in NEB. Consequently these Redmond apartments must be considered when addressing the neighborhood impact of new housing typologies such as detached accessory dwelling units, duplexes and triplexes in NEB.

Also new housing typologies such as detached accessory dwelling units, duplexes and triplexes must be considered for all the Bellevue neighborhoods not just NEB. Don’t increase the density of NEB without increasing the density throughout all Bellevue’s single family neighborhoods.

Capo Rider over 1 year ago

I don't see any mention of my previous input to preserve noise and/or air space developments. If this is a forward thinking vision, it needs to anticipate future risks, such as drones and other low flying aircraft.

Cameron over 1 year ago

This plan lacks the voices I have heard in Great Neighborhoods. The vision statement does not propose a future view of this neighborhood. It could have been written in an office separate from the community that spoke at the Great Neighborhoods sessions. It is missing the unique connections of this neighborhood, the importance of safety and ease of movement around the neighborhood, and how continued diversity of many kinds makes this a special place.

Marilyn McGuire over 1 year ago

The first item in the vision statement addresses Safety. Without Safety, nothing else matters. When I think of safety, I think crime, and yes I consider the neighborhood to be generally safe.
However, I do not see the "spines" of NE 24th and Northrup to be family friendly or safe pedestrian/biking routes as stated. The pathways are uneven, gravel instead of paved and winding with significant ups and downs. Wheelchair and stroller accessibility is limited, at best. Riding a bike involves comingling with automobile traffic on narrow single lanes of traffic.

Jerry T almost 2 years ago
Page last updated: 25 Jan 2022, 11:54 AM