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City of Bellevue Cultural and Economic Development Newsletter 

Noise Control Code Amendment
The City of Bellevue is initiating to the Bellevue City Code Amendment (BCCA) would extend the hours when amplified sound is permitted for events with fewer than 500 attendees. As envisioned by the adopted 2020 economic development plan, this amendment aims to encourage more local events and activities. Learn more details and get involved at the link
The City’s Comprehensive Plan is the tool that helps the city proactively respond this growth. It looks ahead twenty years to anticipate the needs of current and future residents, business owners, workers, and visitors to Bellevue.
This entire planning process will take place over the next two years and there will be a variety of opportunities to participate. During this initial phase of engagement, we are looking to hear from people about how the city’s is doing in achieving its vision and the strengths we can build on and challenges we must address to achieve it. You can be part of the conversation by:
  • Answering the Vision Questionnaire – Share your thoughts on how Bellevue is doing and what we need to consider as we plan for the future at https://tinyurl.com/bellevue-2044-vision.
  • Attending the Bellevue 2044 Vision Workshop on March 22nd, 6:00-8:00 p.m. No cost – During this interactive workshop attendees will learn about the trends shaping the city’s future and get an opportunity to share their vision for Bellevue’s future. The event is free and open to anyone who cares about the city.  https://bellevue-2044-setting-the-vision.eventbrite.com  
Rock n' Roll Marathon Corporate Wellness Challenge Discounted Pricing
Businesses can rally their employees to train and participate in the run through a variety of corporate pricing options with benefits that include personalized vanity bibs and corporate team challenge awards. Employers must commit to a minimum of 20 entries to receive corporate pricing. Learn more at the link and contact Kaitlin.heck@ironman.com  to be part of this fun corporate community wellness challenge!

City of Bellevue Curb Management Plan
The plan will allow for informed decisions on how curb spaces should be managed as the city continues to grow rapidly and competition for this urban space increases. Learn more and get involved at the link.

Adapting to "Return to the office" Commuting
Bellevue has many options as commuting is increasing. Learn about the updates to transit options and use tools to help with commute planning at the link. 

Construction on East Main Bridge over I-405
The state Department of Transportation will close Main Street between 112th and 116th avenues starting in late March or early April and will need to close I-405 in both directions through downtown for a full weekend.
 
More about the Main Street bridge replacement is at WSDOT.wa.gov/I405Widening. Get the latest information on street closures citywide at BellevueWA.gov/trafficadvisories
 
These Pop-Up spaces provide flexible lease terms to businesses looking to re-enter physical space or move into a physical space for the first time. Reach out to CED at bizsupport@bellevuewa.gov or at 425-452-5241 with questions and to get connected
Small Business Flex Fund
The Small Business Flex Fund is a simple, low-interest loan specifically for small businesses and nonprofits in Washington state. Organizations with fewer than 50 employees can apply for loans of up to $150,000

Main Street of America Inclusive Backing Grant
The program will provide 75 U.S. personal service industry small businesses in older or historic commercial districts across the country with a $5,000 grant
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