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.

An initial briefing with council occurred at the Jan. 22, 2018 study session. Staff provided updates about the BelRed area and answered questions from councilmembers.  Combining knowledge gained from the initial outreach phases, staff will recommend a scope of work to the City Council later in 2018.

A series of community engagement opportunities will be planned as part of the process. An open house was held May 22 at GIX, and included updated information on projects in the BelRed area. 100 stakeholders attended the open house.  

In the future, a robust schedule of events will be planned for the BelRed Look Back, 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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