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.  

10/30 Meeting Recap

City Staff updated the Committee Member on teh Grand Connection visions process. Council is expected to make a section of the I-405 Crossing Alternative on 11/19. The Balmori design guidelines report is expected for Q1 2019. The Committee will continue to track progress and comment when appropriate.

Next Meeting TBD

Committee Priorities 

  • 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. 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. Implementation is expected for Q1 2019.       

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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