BelRed Look Back

In 2009, the council adopted a subarea plan and zoning and code changes for the BelRed area to facilitate its transformation from underutilized light industrial area to a collection of residential neighborhoods with thriving businesses and green spaces clustered around East Link light rail stations. With the "BelRed Look Back," the city is reviewing what has happened in BelRed since adoption of the subarea plan and code regulations to identify implementation strategies that are working well and those that may need adjustment to more effectively achieve the city's vision for BelRed.

Combining knowledge gained from the initial outreach phases, staff will recommend a scope of work to the City Council in the first quarter of 2018.

During the council's Jan. 22 study session, staff provided updates about the BelRed area and answered questions from councilmembers. Staff will provide additional details during another council session this spring and will discuss the BelRed Look Back scope, schedule and guiding principles. 

A series of robust community engagement opportunities will be planned in 2018, such as walking tours, connecting with adjacent single family neighborhoods and multifamily communities,  sponsoring an "open street" event near a future transit station and hosting targeted meetings with area businesses.

How to Stay Engaged

If you would like to be added to the interested parties list, submit comments or have any questions, please contact the project manager.

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Emil A. King, AICPStrategic Planning Manager



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