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March 22, 2019
Last chance to register: March 26 BDA Breakfast – Meydenbauer Bay Park
Join us tomorrow morning as we celebrate the grand re-opening of Meydenbauer Bay Park. This signature park improves Downtown’s access to Lake Washington and provides a welcoming and memorable experience for all visitors. Learn how it all came together and how we as a community can best leverage this waterfront refuge, just steps away from Downtown Bellevue. 

Tuesday, March 26
7:30 - 9 am
Bellevue Club
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BDA Transportation Commitee to review City's findings
The City is proceeding forward with next steps on the 108th Demonstration Bikeway. BDA Members are invited to the upcoming Transportation Committee meeting to review and discuss the City's findings collected through demonstration period. Council is expected to act on refining or removing the bikeway. Learn more and get engaged at the new committee meeting. 

Wednesday, April 10
12 - 1:30 pm
Bellevue Downtown Association
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BDA Rallies to Support Energize Eastside Permitting
After years of public discussion and evaluation, a hearing examiner is expected to rule on the permitting for the Energize Eastside project’s transmission upgrades for the south segment of Bellevue. The BDA is prepared to advocate for this critical transmission upgrade. Read more to learn why and how to engage.

Public Hearing:
Thursday, March 28 
Beginning at 6 pm
Bellevue City Hall Council Chambers 1E-126
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Eastlink Construction Reaches 50% Completion
Sound Transit is celebrating an important milestone! Contractors are halfway done with construction of the East Link light rail extension. The East Link extension will become the “Blue Line” when we open for service in 2023. People will notice that some stations and trackways look complete and ready to service, but all 14-miles and 10 stations of the “Blue Line” will open all at once in 2023, after testing and pre-revenue service.  
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Discounted Festival Tickets on Sale Now
Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets for our headliners The Bad Plus (6/1); a boundless trio with unique flair, and Davina and The Vagabonds (5/31) a blues band with Southern soul now at the FLASH SALE price ($10 off)! Just use code "Downtown" at checkout. Offer valid through March 31. 
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Eastside Baby Corner's Diaper Derby
The Diaper Derby is a competitive race to collect diapers for babies living in poverty or crisis. Join EBC in helping kids beat the odds by giving them what they need for a healthy start in life, and parents what they need to take care of their family. Learn how you and your workplace can get involved in this year's race to the finish!  
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2019 Study Tour Destination: Downtown Dallas | October 2-4
This year’s BDA Study Tour will travel to Dallas, October 2-4. Be sure to mark your calendars for two days of learning, networking and exploring one of the nation’s fast-growing city centers. Learn how partnerships and recent investments are fostering economic growth, cultural amenities and overall livability. Spaces fill up fast! Registration and more details will be available soon. 
Save the Date: “Bellevue: State of the City” | April 26
Bellevue Mayor John Chelminiak and Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson will share their 2019 “State of the City” presentation at our upcoming April BDA Breakfast. Bellevue is booming and we’ll hear the latest on it all: from progress on the Council’s priorities to transportation to housing to major planning initiatives – you won’t want to miss out. Registration and more details will be available soon. 
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