BDA Land Use & Livability Committee

Open to all BDA Members, the Land Use & Livability Committee is an advisory group to the BDA Board of Directors that  tracks issues regarding Bellevue's urban land use codes, development projects, and public infrastructure investments. Members gather to discuss issues, identify best courses of action, and find consensus on policy recommendations. Co-Chairs organize agendas and report to the Board. 

Land Use & Livability Committee Co-Chairs

Brian Brand
BDA Board or Directors
Baylis Architects


Warren Koons
Former BDA Board Chair
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Active Committee Members

American Assets Trust
AvalonBay Communities
Baylis Architects
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Compton Design Office
Davis Wright Tremaine
DCI Engineers
Evergreen Point Development, LLC
FANA Group of Companies
Fortin Group
Fortress Development Group
Freiheit Architecture
GIS International Group
HCMP- Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson
Hensel Phelps
Kemper Development
Kidder Mathews
Kilroy Realty
Lane Powell
Langton Spieth
Legacy Commercial McCullough Hill Leary, PS
MZA Architecture
Natalie Quick Consulting
Parker, Smith & Feek
Perkins Coie
PMF Investments
Republic Services
Schnitzer West
Seattle Children's
SRO- Sterling Realty Organization
Su Development
Urban Renaissance Group
Vander Hoek Corporation
Wallace Properties
Washington Federal
West 77 Partners
Wig Properties
Wright Runstad & Company




BDA Committees & Advocacy

The BDA offers its members organized committees to track important issues impacting Downtown Bellevue and the surrounding region. The committees convene stakeholders to discuss issues, collect input, and create messaging for BDA advocacy.  With major policy positions, committees will present recommendations for the BDA Board of Directors, and if approved, BDA policy positions are established for future advocacy.

Committee Benefits

  • Committees are supported by full-time policy staff.
  • Meetings are organized with the latest information and materials. 
  • Special guests are regularly invited to share insight into policy issues.
  • Messaging drafted at meetings is communicated at public comment and public hearings.
  • BDA staff attend official meetings to track and share the latest information. 

The BDA is an effective advocacy organization because its members truly care about Downtown Bellevue. They care about growing the economy, developing for the future, enhancing livability, supporting transportation solutions, attracting talent and making it a premier destination to work, live and enjoy.  

The committee members bring their professional insight into discussions, creating a spectrum of ideas and solutions for addressing challenges. Through a process of deliberation, committees can gather consensus on position recommendations that are presented to the BDA Board of Directors. If approved by the Board, the BDA then serves as a conduit for the committee recommendations, advocating fully on behalf of its membership. 

If you’re interested in joining a committee or want to learn more, please contact Matt Jack, BDA Policy Manager.

Member Committees

Land Use & Livability Committee - Tracks land use code updates, development projects, and other key issues related to the Downtown Livability Initiative.

Transportation Committee - Tracks transportation improvement projects, mobility solutions, and other key issues related to the Downtown Livability Initiative.