Planning Commission reopens discussion of ‘megahouses’

The Bellevue Planning Commission will launch a second round of public discussion on neighborhood redevelopment and infill today.

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:00am
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The Bellevue Planning Commission will launch a second round of public discussion on neighborhood redevelopment and infill today.

In December, the City Council adopted regulatory changes to address neighborhood concerns about older houses being replaced by significantly larger new ones. Those “phase one” city code amendments were intended to preserve significant trees, require some front yard landscaping, prevent unnecessary lot build-up, limit the placement of temporary structures and control construction impacts on the surrounding neighborhood.

Now the city is casting a wide net about the pros and cons of tearing down older and smaller homes to make way for new ones that may not be compatible with the character of the neighborhood.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Conference Room of City Hall. Anyone wishing to address the commission should arrive at the beginning of the meeting.

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