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Member Newsletter
January 29, 2019
Celebrate the Growth and Evolution of Downtown Bellevue
Join the BDA on February 7 at Meydenbauer Center for our 45th Annual Celebration. The inspirational evening will featuring two keynotes and the presentation of a distinguished Place Making Award and the John Boespflug City Builder Award. Space is limited, reserve your seat today. 
Preapplication Submittal Process Update - February 27
Join the February BDA Land Use & Livability Committee meeting to receive a City Staff overview of the updated development preapplication submittal process, an update the Committee initiated via discussion with Development Service over a year ago. Come ready to learn about how projects are submitted and reviewed at the earliest stage.

Wendesday, February 27
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Bellevue Downtown Assocation 
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State Legislature Opens Dialogue on Transportation Funding 
Senate Transportation Committee Chair Steve Hobbs has released a state transportation concept for major transportation projects and mobility system improvements. The BDA submitted a letter to the Senate Transportation Committee in advance of last Thursday’s public hearing on the subject, urging the Senators to include major projects vital to improving access for the growth of Downtown Bellevue. Work is expected to proceed on a potential statewide transportation package, and the BDA will continue to track its progress. 
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Save the Dates for 2019 Breakfasts
We saw remarkable work shape our city this past year, and we're here to continue to serve and support you and our growing community. From our city's tech giants to the state of the city, mobility, economy and more, this year's BDA Breakfast Series will be sure to impress. The 2019 dates have been released, be sure to add them to your calendar. 
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Lunar New Year in Downtown Bellevue
This Lunar New Year brings the year of the boar, and Bellevue knows how to celebrate! Cultural events at The Bellevue Collection, The Bravern, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Uwajimaya and One88 will wow and inspire all ages with events from February 2 - 10. Don't miss welcoming a year of fortune and good luck.
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Tips for Surviving the Seattle Squeeze
The Alaskan Way Viaduct along Seattle’s waterfront closed for good on January 11, and region-wide congestion is the result. Commuters will likely experience heavier than normal traffic. King County Metro, WSDOT and SDOT have advice for commuters to best survive the transition without too much hair pulling. Consider teleworking, taking transit, or shifting your work schedule by an hour or two to avoid peak travel times.
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BDA Welcomes Five New Board Members 
  • Tim Carr, CEO, Meydenbauer Center
  • Ray Cullom, CEO, Tateuchi Center
  • Brad Jones, Executive Director, Visit Bellevue Washington
  • Dan Perrow, Regional Director of Clinical Operations and Market Integration, Kaiser Permanente 
  • David Yusen, Director of Marketing, Heavy Restaurant Group 
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