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WHAT IS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN?
A comprehensive plan is a broad statement of community goals and policies that direct the orderly and coordinated physical development of a city into the future. A comprehensive plan anticipates change and provides specific guidance for future legislative and administrative actions. It reflects the results of citizen involvement, technical analysis, and the judgment of decision-makers. The maps, goals, and policies of the plan provide the basis for the adoption of regulations, programs, and services which implement the plan. The plan serves as a guide for zoning, infrastructure development, and developing community services.
WHAT’S IN THIS PLAN?
The Comprehensive Plan is designed to be a readable, functional document that will guide Bellevue’s future development and fulfill the city’s regional responsibilities in growth management. This plan is organized into two volumes.
Volume 1 contains the community’s Vision in the introduction, followed by the General Element chapters that contain goals and policies for each subject.
Volume 2 contains goals and policies of the subarea (or neighborhood area) plans and a consolidated list of long-range transportation facility projects.
The first section of Volume 1 contains introductory materials that establish the context for the plan — background information about Bellevue and the community’s Vision for the future. Volume 1 then includes all of the general plan elements that contain the policies that apply citywide. Each of the elements is organized into three basic components: (1) an individual vision statement; (2) an overview that describes the background and context for the element; and (3) a list of goals and policies that, when implemented, will achieve the community’s vision. Volume 1 also contains a Glossary of key terms.
General Elements - Volume 1
Subarea Plans - Volume 2
Comprehensive Transportation Project List
Citywide Comprehensive Plan map