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The City Council adopted the Comprehensive Plan Update on August 3, (Council agendas), dedicating the plan to the late Nan Campbell, former Bellevue mayor. Mayor Balducci and council members acknowledged the work of the entire community in bringing the plan to adoption. Bellevue's Comprehensive Plan is the city's foundational policy document that guides growth and development for the next twenty years. Today, Bellevue is known as a community with beautiful natural areas, a vibrant Downtown and strong economy, some of the nation's best schools, and healthy neighborhoods.
The Comprehensive Plan sets out the community's vision for the future, lays out a groundwork of planning policies to guide city actions, and provides a framework so that city departments and community organizations work together toward common goals.
Completion of the plan follows public outreach that began in 2013 with a “Best Ideas” effort that drew hundreds of comments about how Bellevue should plan for the future. A key objective of the update was to make the plan more accessible and usable, so that it remains an effective planning tool.
The Comp Plan addresses a broad range of city issues, such as growth and changing demographics, neighborhoods, transportation, affordable housing and homelessness, environmental stewardship, and economic development.