In 2009, in anticipation of East Link light rail, the City Council adopted a new subarea plan and land use code for the BelRed area. The plan anticipated the transformation of the former industrial area into a series of vibrant urban villages with abundant new green space, businesses and homes.
Now, almost a decade later and with construction well underway on East Link and the Spring District, the city is reviewing the plan and land use code to determine if they are meeting their desired outcomes.
All who are interested in seeing the plan for BelRed evolve are encouraged to engage in the Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update process, which was launched by City Council in February, 2022. You can learn more about the process and how to get involved on the project’s Engaging Bellevue webpage here.
Beginning in 2023, policy and code amendments related to BelRed will be analyzed and drafted to enable adoption of updated land use regulations soon after the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan in mid-2024. Details about the schedule can be found within the joint CD-DSD 2022-23 Workplan, which was presented to City Council March 21, 2022.
This project will review the effectiveness of the existing BelRed Subarea Plan and Land Use Code, and adopt changes as necessary. A scope of work will be recommended to City Council prior to formal launch of the project.
Progress to Date
|Date||Meeting, Event, or Action Taken||Links|
Topic: BelRed - Major Projects
|1/22/18||City Council - Study Session
Topic: Initial Briefing and Q&A
Project Status and Timeline
This project is just getting underway. Staff anticipates recommending a formal scope of work to City Council prior to formal launch of the project.
|Project Phase||Approximate Date|
|Scoping||To be finalized prior to project launch.|
|Feasibility Studies||Not applicable|
|Land Use Code||TBD|
|Monitoring & Control||Ongoing after adoption|
Station Area Planning
Transportation Planning and Projects
East Link Light Rail
- East Link (Sound Transit)
- Wilburton Station (Sound Transit)
- Spring District/120th Station (Sound Transit)
- BelRed/130th Station (Sound Transit)
Rapid Ride Expansion
- Access Bellevue
- NE Spring Blvd
- 120th Avenue NE Corridor
- 124th Avenue NE Corridor
- 130th Avenue NE Corridor
- Major Projects List – BelRed
- Building Bellevue
- Spring District (Wright-Runstad)
- Facebook (Seattle Times)
- Sound Transit’s Operations Maintenance Facility East (Sound Transit)
- Global Innovation Exchange GIX (UW-Tsinghua University)