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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Imagine downtown changes at open house

Live music is a nice feature of working or living downtown.Design professionals and people who live, own property or work downtown are invited to suggest ways they would like to see the area develop at an open house for the Downtown Livability Initiative, Thursday, Nov. 29, at City Hall.

The city is considering whether to change zoning regulations and design guidelines to ensure that Bellevue's fastest growing residential area develops as a vibrant, mixed-use center. The open house and scoping meeting will be 5-7 p.m., with a formal welcome and presentation at 5:30.

The open house will engage a wide range of stakeholders including property owners, design professionals, residents and the downtown workforce. There will be displays of downtown amenities, design features and mobility, along with three-dimensional modeling of the area in the future. Maps and graphics will show many facets of downtown living, including public spaces, parks, building form and height, design guidelines, sign criteria, maintenance standards and the pedestrian corridor. 

Staff will be available to take input on the scope of the initiative. The public comment scoping period runs through Dec. 31, and early feedback is encouraged.

Comment cards will be available at the open house. Further information can be found at Downtown Livability, and comments may also be submitted via email to downtownlivability@bellevuewa.gov.

Outreach will be ongoing throughout this project, and the public is encouraged to sign up for Alerts for updates on opportunities to participate, which may include open houses, meetings, tours and events throughout 2013. 

For more information contact project manager, Patti Wilma (425-452-4114 or downtownlivability@bellevuewa.gov).

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Planning & Community Development
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Patti Wilma
Phone: 425-452-4114
E-mail: pwilma@bellevuewa.gov

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