The Planning Commission's timeline for the update is constantly adjusting as they manage their workload related to separate regulatory issues. The Planning Commission web pages offer the latest information, including meeting agendas, regarding progress on the update.
Community engagement is well underway. Mid-project Engagement Report.
Objectives, strategies and tools presented to the City Council in May 2013.
Joint Boards and Commissions Meeting - Community Diversity Discussion May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., City Hall 450 110th Ave. NE, Room 1E-108
This meeting discusses the challenges and advantages of a community that is increasingly diverse, and how the opportunity of diversity can influence the future of our community. The meeting will include a panel of speakers that will talk about their background and what diversity means from their perspective. It will also include an opportunity for board and commission members to ask the panel about how diversity affects their areas of board and commission responsibility--i.e. the arts, transportation, land use, parks, the environment and infrastructure.
An objective of this meeting is to influence policy development of the Comprehensive Plan Update. However, it is recognized that diversity is a topic that requires in-depth evaluation to be well understood. Fully addressing diversity will require ongoing discussions with the community. Hopefully, this joint meeting can further the communitywide discussion.
Residents and businesses suggesting changes to help the Comprehensive Plan remain relevant
Bellevue's Best Ideas Forum was a successful pilot of a new outreach technique conducted over the spring and summer. The online community forum let people share their thoughts on how Bellevue should grow over the next twenty years. The Best Ideas Campaign resulted in 126 ideas, 164 comments on ideas and 1,770 votes from 346 different people. Quality Neighborhoods, Improved Mobility and Economic Development were discussed most frequently. Notably, ten ideas for improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians were entered, garnering a total of 134 votes.
What do you value most in your community and neighborhood?
- At a January 24, 2013 joint forum, Bellevue boards and commissions discussed the comprehensive plan update and shared their visions for Bellevue's future.
- The East Bellevue Community Council hosted a January 29, 2013 public event to discuss the update and for residents and stakeholders to share their visions for Bellevue's future.
Milestones in Public Engagement
♦ Vision Workshop at Interlake High School, December 3, 2013
♦ Joint Commissions Forum: Environmental Stewardship and the Comprehensive Plan Update, Tuesday November 19, 2013
♦ Community Discussions on the City's Vision November 12, 2013 and December 3, 2013
♦ Joint Boards and Commissions Forum, January 2013
♦ Community Forum hosted by the East Bellevue Community Council, January 2013
♦ Bellevue's Best Ideas campaign, May through July 2013
♦ Ongoing review by the Planning Commission and other city boards and commissions, 2012-2013
♦ Bellevue Chamber of Commerce December 12, 2012
How can I take part in the Comprehensive Plan update, and who should I contact?
The city's boards and commissions are continuing to review city policies and the plan for the future. Get involved in this important update of the city's long-range plan. Ask to be put on the update email contacts list, and subscribe to page alerts. Send your thoughts and comments to:
• Paul Inghram AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 425 452-4070
• Erika Conkling, AICP, Senior Planner email@example.com 425 452-2898
• Nicholas Matz AICP, Senior Planner firstname.lastname@example.org 425 452-5371
• The Bellevue Planning Commission PlanningCommission@bellevuewa.gov