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Bellevue seeking thoughts about downtown

The City of Bellevue is seeking thoughts and opinions from the community about the downtown area. The City Council is considering zoning regulations and design guidelines to ensure the area develops as a vibrant, mixed-use center.

Seven stakeholder groups will meet in two-hour focus group discussions March 5-12 at City Hall. The meetings will include a brief presentation on the Downtown Livability Initiative, followed by small group, facilitated discussion.

Discussion topics will include design, amenities and transportation issues. Feedback from the groups will help shape potential changes to the Land Use Code for downtown Bellevue.

Participants are encouraged to attend the meeting that best fits their stakeholder group, but are welcome to attend any meeting that is convenient. Meetings will be in room 1E-108.

  • Architects and planners, Tuesday, March 5, 2-4 p.m.
  • Property owners and developers, Wednesday, March 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Brokers, Wednesday, March 6, 4-6 p.m.
  • Large companies and retailers, Thursday, March 7, 2-4 p.m.
  • Former Downtown Plan Advisory Body members, Friday, March 8, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Institutions and visionaries, Monday, March 11, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Residents, Tuesday, March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Those interested should RSVP to DowntownLivability@bellevuewa.gov or Julie Ellenhorn at 425-452-5372.

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