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Look into using any City owned facilities that are underused as a business hub - and encourage small business incubation. Allow multiple start ups to learn from each other and generate synergy to bring new businesses to Bellevue.
In order for Bellevue to thrive, it needs young families with children. It is important to look at the number of households having a child that is in K-12 - and ensure that is does not go below 30 percent of the general population. What helps young families - and make it affordable - to come to Bellevue? We need good schools, affordable housing, high density housing, and additional incentives to intentionally plan ...more »
I would like to see Bellevue have a wide range of people of different incomes, and not just cater towards the wealthy. Have a balance of housing for high income, moderate and low income families. Let the contractors who want to build moderate and low income housing into the market. It is completely out of balance right now. Provide affordable housing for everyone.
SIFF produces a film called Human Scale - to make the city more livable for humans, not cars. This is a great resource to start to learn about planning for people. Go to the Harriett Bullitt Foundation and learn from the Bullitt Foundation building. We can add electric cars, solar panels on rooftops, and relief stations that are open on weekends at transit areas.
One great asset for neighborhoods is to have vibrant public gathering places - or 'third places' - that provide a place for neighbors to connect. Crossroads Mall is a great example of a dynamic public gathering place. Can we be more intentional about cultivating these places on a neighborhood scale across Bellevue?