Projects of Bellevue's Grand Connection Program
In June 2021 the city adopted a land use code amendment with guidelines and standards to improve livability, access and placemaking along the route between the intersection of 100th Avenue Northeast and Main Street and the Bellevue Transit Center (Northeast Sixth Street and 110th Avenue). A new section of the land use code -- Grand Connection and Major Public Open Spaces -- reflects the elements of the Grand Connection Framework Plan vision and the project’s role as a City Council priority. The guidelines apply primarily to private-sector development projects along the Grand Connection and included extensive collaboration and public involvement to inform the new guidelines and standards. Since adoption, there are multiple properties in design or already under construction adhering to these new standards and making investments in the Grand Connection vision.