Neighborhood Area Planning

Listening Sessions for NW Bellevue

Two identical sessions: Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way and Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-noon at Chinook Middle School, 2001 98th Ave NE. Please register.

Project Description

For many residents, Bellevue's sixteen neighborhoods are the center of community life, and for good reason. Each has its own unique character and identity, and all are home to a diverse and well-connected community of neighbors, with connections to the schools, stores, parks, trails, and natural beauty that defines the Pacific Northwest.

In early 2018, the City Council made neighborhood area planning one of its three-year priorities for 2018–2020. While the process for developing neighborhood area plans is currently in development, we are working with community members to understand neighborhoods' current issues, and how best to hear from all Bellevue residents. This page will be regularly updated with the latest information.


Neighborhood plans are vital documents that help manage and guide growth, reinforce and protect neighborhood character, maintain adequate park, trail, and open space, and foster opportunities for community connection. This project will update all sixteen of Bellevue's neighborhood area plans for the first time in many years.

Upcoming Opportunities to Engage

Northwest Bellevue Listening Sessions (two identical opportunities):

To allow us to properly plan for estimated attendance, please register in advance.

Public Engagement Goals

  • Facilitate a meaningful public dialogue tailored to each neighborhood and leading to a plan that is relevant to the neighborhood.
  • Engage with and incorporate the perspectives of all residents, including those who have been historically under-represented.
  • Enrich knowledge and understanding of neighborhood and citywide issues, priorities and opportunities.
  • Establish communication channels that are flexible, accessible, transparent and welcoming.

Progress to Date

This project launched in 2018. Please find a list of major project milestones and decision-points below.

Date Meeting, Event, or Action Taken Links
 8/6/18 City Council Study Session
Topic: Project Launch
 7/9/18 City Council Study Session
Topic: Project Launch
 6/12/18 NAP Neighborhood Forum
 5/29/18 City Council Meeting
Topic: Initial Conversations
This page is not intended as a complete project record. If you have any questions, please contact the Project Lead.

Tentative Schedule

Please note that the schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

Approximate Date Neighborhood
2018-2019 Northeast Bellevue
2018-2019 Northwest Bellevue
2019-2020 Crossroads
2019-2020 Newport
2020 and beyond TBD

Plan Contents

While the content of each neighborhood area plan will be unique and tailored to fit respective neighborhoods, all of the plans will follow a consistent organizational structure and format. A uniform structure for all neighborhood area plans will make it easier for readers to use the document, support a more efficient planning process and reinforce awareness that each neighborhood element is part of the larger Comprehensive Plan.


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Mark HeilmanProject Contact


(425) 452-2735

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