BELLEVUE -- Open houses on two separate but related aspects of the Wilburton Connections project will be held on Tuesday, May 25 at two different times, an effort to make it more convenient for interested persons to attend. Both events will take place at the following locations in City Hall:
- Wilburton Connections projects open house: This open house will be held at two times, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and again from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on the first floor lobby of City Hall, located at 450 110th Ave. N.E.
- Local Improvement District (LID) open house: This open house will also be held at the same two times, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and again from 3 to 5:30 p.m., but in Room 1E-108 on the first floor of City Hall.
The Wilburton Connections open house will update progress on the five different components that make up the on the overall project. Located just east of Interstate 405 in the west part of the Wilburton area, these high-priority transportation projects are designed to support future growth by better connecting downtown Bellevue, Wilburton and the Bel-Red area.
Wilburton Connections projects are: 120th Avenue Northeast Widening, 300 to 700 block; Northeast Fourth Street Extension, 116th to 120th Avenue Northeast; Northeast Fifth Street Neighborhood Traffic Plan; Northeast Sixth Street Extension, I-405 to 120th Avenue Northeast; and a recently added project, 120th Avenue Improvements, Northeast 8th to 12th Street.
The LID open house will provide general information about local improvement districts and more specific information about the LID being considered as one of the funding sources for the Northeast Fourth Street and 120th Avenue Northeast projects. Other funding sources identified by the Wilburton Connections financing plan include a property tax increase, state and federal grants and transportation impact fees.
An LID is a financing method used to pay for public works improvements. The LID formation process includes narrowly defining a district of properties that gain a special benefit from the proposed project. Once the project is complete, the property owners within the district are assessed a proportionate share of the project cost based on the special benefit received.
For more information on Wilburton Connections and LIDs, visit the project website.
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