Land Use & Livability Committee

The BDA Land Use & Livability Committee tracks the latest issues regarding land use code, property developments, and public infrastructure changes to Downtown Bellevue.

At its core, the committee follows the progress of the Downtown Livability, a city initiative that reviews regulations that guide downtown development and land use activity. The Committee is led by Co-Chairs Brian Brand with Baylis Architects and Warren Koons with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.  

Next Meeting (7/19)

Updated Project Design Review Process

Since last year, the Land Use & Livability Committee has been working with City Staff to improve the design review process to help streamline communication and provide better feedback on project feasibility. At the 7/19 meeting, City Staff will unveil the new process to the Committee. Members will have the opportunity to learn about it, ask questions, and provide input.

Meeting Details 
Subject: Updated Project Design Review Process
Co-Chairs: Brian Brand & Warren Koons
Guests: Liz Stead, Land Use Director
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bellevue Downtown Association

Future Meeting Subjects

  • The Grand Connection - From Meydenbauer Bay to the Eastside Rail Corridor, the City plans to connect the two public amenities with a non-motorized pedestrian corridor. The BDA will be tracking the design phase, land use code changes, incentive programs, and I-405 crossing conceptual work. 
  • Wilburton Study Area - East of I-405 from Downtown, the Wilburton Commercial Area is being considered for a rezone. Council is expected to adopt the CAC's recommendations in July 2018. Work on the rezone will continue to Planning Commission and then the City Council. The BDA Land Use & Livability Committee will be tracking its progress every step of the way. Read the latest comment letter about the Wilburton Draft Environment Statement
  • Early Design Review Process - The BDA is organizing work sessions with the City to discuss changing aspects of the application process so that its easier for developers to identify feasible projects and proceed forward with appropriate information.     

BDA Members Active in the Committee

Active organizations receive regular updates, resource materials, meeting invitations, and channels to communicate feedback. To join the committee, please make the request to Matt Jack, BDA Policy Manager


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