Planning for housing is a key part of Bellevue’s periodic update to the Comprehensive Plan. Housing is also one of the issues that is raised most by community members throughout the engagement process. Bellevue has worked with other cities, counties, and regional agencies to set some overarching goals for this planning process including:
• Create more housing options such as duplexes, townhomes, and other modest scale housing.
• Create options that are affordable at all income levels, especially for households that have low incomes.
• Ensure housing has access to jobs and transit.
There are many ways to achieve these goals and it’s important not take a “one-sized-fits-all” approach. Community members are invited to discuss this important issue at one of three upcoming Housing Forums. Participants will have the opportunity to explore data around the city’s housing needs, ask questions, and engage in small group discussion. Input from these events will be used to inform policy and shared with City Council and the Planning Commission.
• Saturday, March 18 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Crossroads Community Center. This will be a drop-in event. People may come at any time and stay for as long as they like.
• Tuesday, March 21 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at East Shore Unitarian Church. This will be an interactive workshop and presentation with opportunity for in-depth, small group discussion.
• Thursday, March 23rd | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, virtual event. Hear a short presentation from city staff with time for questions.
People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. To learn more and sign up to attend, visit: https://bellevue-2044-housing-forums.eventbrite.com