Wilburton Vision Implementation

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Environmental Impact Statement

As part of the Periodic Update to the Comprehensive Plan the City of Bellevue will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS process is used analyze various land use alternatives for their probable negative environmental impacts and for identifying ways to address them. In addition, the EIS will include environmental analysis for the Wilburton Vision Implementation.

The first step in the EIS process is called scoping. Scoping is the first step in the EIS process. Scoping helps focus the EIS by identifying specific elements of the environment like carbon emissions, wildlife habitat, water quality, etc. that might be affected by the proposed land use alternatives. As part of the process members of the public can raise any concerns about potential environmental impacts of each proposal. If it’s determined that those concerns raised are significant, then they are further analyzed in the EIS.

Scoping will last from September 29 - October 31 and during that time members of the public are invited to submit comments. There will also be two public meetings where people can learn more about the land use alternatives and submit comments. To learn more and submit scoping comments, please visit https://bellevuewa.gov/2044-environmental-review.

This initiative will implement the vision established by the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) in 2018 by amending the existing Wilburton/N.E. 8th Street Subarea Plan and BelRed Subarea Plan, the Comprehensive Plan Map, and the City’s Land Use Code. These amendments will consider how the Wilburton study area’s future is key to implementing the citywide growth strategy for housing and jobs for the next 20 years.

This initiative launched on April 25, 2022, and we want to hear more from you about how we can enhance and implement this vision. Updates will consider housing policy, affordable housing, growth targets, Grand Connection impacts and integration, sustainability, equitable access, multimodal transportation, and universal design.

Your input will help inform future land use alternatives and policy development for the Wilburton study area. Please click on the tabs below to participate in our questionnaire and interactive map, which will be available until September 2022. We look forward to sharing what we learned as we move this work forward.

Vision

The Wilburton study area will become “Bellevue’s next urban mixed-use community that enhances livability, promotes healthy living, supports economic vitality, and serves the needs of a diverse and growing population. As Bellevue’s cultural and innovative hub, it serves as a regional and international destination that connects people and fosters community by leveraging its existing assets to define a distinctive sense of place and character”.

- 2018 Citizen Advisory Committee Letter to the Mayor


Image source (banner): Flickr (King County Parks)

Environmental Impact Statement

As part of the Periodic Update to the Comprehensive Plan the City of Bellevue will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS process is used analyze various land use alternatives for their probable negative environmental impacts and for identifying ways to address them. In addition, the EIS will include environmental analysis for the Wilburton Vision Implementation.

The first step in the EIS process is called scoping. Scoping is the first step in the EIS process. Scoping helps focus the EIS by identifying specific elements of the environment like carbon emissions, wildlife habitat, water quality, etc. that might be affected by the proposed land use alternatives. As part of the process members of the public can raise any concerns about potential environmental impacts of each proposal. If it’s determined that those concerns raised are significant, then they are further analyzed in the EIS.

Scoping will last from September 29 - October 31 and during that time members of the public are invited to submit comments. There will also be two public meetings where people can learn more about the land use alternatives and submit comments. To learn more and submit scoping comments, please visit https://bellevuewa.gov/2044-environmental-review.

This initiative will implement the vision established by the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) in 2018 by amending the existing Wilburton/N.E. 8th Street Subarea Plan and BelRed Subarea Plan, the Comprehensive Plan Map, and the City’s Land Use Code. These amendments will consider how the Wilburton study area’s future is key to implementing the citywide growth strategy for housing and jobs for the next 20 years.

This initiative launched on April 25, 2022, and we want to hear more from you about how we can enhance and implement this vision. Updates will consider housing policy, affordable housing, growth targets, Grand Connection impacts and integration, sustainability, equitable access, multimodal transportation, and universal design.

Your input will help inform future land use alternatives and policy development for the Wilburton study area. Please click on the tabs below to participate in our questionnaire and interactive map, which will be available until September 2022. We look forward to sharing what we learned as we move this work forward.

Vision

The Wilburton study area will become “Bellevue’s next urban mixed-use community that enhances livability, promotes healthy living, supports economic vitality, and serves the needs of a diverse and growing population. As Bellevue’s cultural and innovative hub, it serves as a regional and international destination that connects people and fosters community by leveraging its existing assets to define a distinctive sense of place and character”.

- 2018 Citizen Advisory Committee Letter to the Mayor


Image source (banner): Flickr (King County Parks)


  • The Wilburton study area is envisioned to be “Bellevue’s next urban mixed-use community that enhances livability, promotes healthy living, supports economic vitality, and serves the needs of a diverse and growing population.” In 2018, a council-appointed citizen advisory committee (CAC) developed transportation, land use, and urban design recommendations for City Council consideration to guide the implementation of this vision. The City is building off this 2018 effort, and will consider and adopt changes and updates to policies and codes to facilitate redevelopment in the Wilburton study area.

    We appreciate your time answering questions for each of these topics to help the City better understand how to best implement this vision. Your input will help inform future land use alternatives and policy development for the Wilburton study area. This questionnaire should take you 10-15 minutes to complete.

    After completing the questionnaire, there will be a separate Interactive Map for you to identify opportunities and challenges for implementing the Wilburton study area vision.

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