Downtown Subarea Plan
Downtown Bellevue is changing in accordance with the Downtown Subarea Plan, updated in 2004. The Subarea Plan is part of the city's Comprehensive Plan. The process utilized a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) and included significant opportunities for public comment.
The City of Bellevue, the Bellevue Downtown Association and a group of local design professionals joined efforts for an intensive two-day design charrette that took place in the fall of 2004. The goal of the charrette was to develop tangible ideas that will create beautiful, livable and memorable places authentic to and appropriate for downtown Bellevue.
A key challenge was to differentiate downtown into a series of distinct, mixed-use neighborhoods connected by signature streets. Long perceived as a homogenous whole, the neighborhood is transforming into a collection of unique and special places, through the identification and promotion of authentic place-making elements for each district.
View the Charrette Sketch Book
Sketch Book Part I (9.5 mb)
Sketch Book Part II (8.6 mb)