Citywide LUCA for Shelter Use

On July 16, 2018, the City Council adopted a land use code amendment for shelters and other homeless services. The vote did not involve the selection of a specific site for a men’s shelter. The amendment was drafted with five months of community engagement, including a citywide online survey, a large workshop at City Hall, an optional “listening session” and two “Q&A sessions” at local community centers. A public hearing was held on June 11.

Past Meeting Updates

  • May 7
  • April 23

Community workshop

On April 3 the city hosted a community workshop at City Hall.The interactive event offered attendees an opportunity to learn more about what goes into developing a LUCA, hear about the results from a recent Citywide Permanent Shelter Survey, discuss key components involved in homeless shelter permitting, and see the next steps in the process.

The workshop also included a facilitated listening session with roundtable discussion. This optional session was intended to stimulate conversation among community members about how land use regulations can help make a shelter, that’s located in Bellevue, be successful.

Informational flyers and other documents:

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Smaller Q&A sessions

For those unable to attend the April 3 workshop, two additional, smaller information sessions were offered for participants to get questions answered and learn about next steps in the process. The sessions were held on April 5 at the Crossroads Community Center (10 – 11:30 a.m.) and the South Bellevue Community Center (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.). See above for workshop documents and presentation materials.


Residents were encouraged to participate in a citywide survey, which was open from March 7 - 21. Results and additional comments gathered by the survey are now posted online for the public to view:

Results of the survey were shared with attendees at the April 3 community workshop and smaller April 5 Q&A sessions.

Send an email

Residents can continue to provide direct feedback at any time by emailing their comments to