The city is dedicated to providing essential services to residents, but it focuses attention on certain issues of major importance. Hot topics include projects with or by other agencies in Bellevue that have an impact on residents.
Bellevue’s Comprehensive Plan is the city’s foundational policy document, guiding growth and development here for a 20-year span. We are updating the plan to cover the period from 2024 to 2044.
Diversity Advantage Initiative
An effort to ensure the city provides equitable services and is welcoming to a population that has seen dramatic shifts in age, race and place of birth.
East Main Transit Oriented District
Integrating the East Link light rail station under construction at the intersection of Main Street and 112th Avenue with the surrounding neighborhoods, including developing a transit-oriented district. Learn more about the East Main Transit-Oriented District.
Electrical Facilities Planning
Planning for electrical facilities to meet growing demand, while protecting residents' interests.
Since 2006, the city has worked to protect the environment in Bellevue through policies and programs that facilitate conservation and minimize pollution.
Fire Station 10
The city is building a new fire station to better serve residents in the Northwest Bellevue, downtown and BelRed areas. Fire Station 10 will improve response times for fire and medical emergencies.
Grand Connection Land Use Code
Establishing a vision for a non-motorized corridor through downtown that will create new opportunities for connectivity and community identity. Learn more about the Grand connection.
Homelessness in Bellevue
With the number of unsheltered people on the Eastside growing, the city is engaged in multiple efforts to address homelessness, including supporting the establishment of a permanent men's shelter.
Bellevue is a metropolitan center and the largest employment center on the Eastside. Bellevue is seeing unprecedented growth that is likely to continue as the nationwide trend toward urban living continues. This has resulted in a substantive increase in median home values and rentals here.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Implementation Initiative
Efforts to make Bellevue easier and safer for people walking and riding bicycles, including adding sidewalks, bike lanes and trails.
Learn More About Pedestrian and Bicycle Implementation Initiative
Bellevue's Vision Zero initiative aims to eliminate traffic deaths and serious-injury collisions on city streets by 2030.