The Eastgate/I-90 corridor through Bellevue is, for the most part, a land use disaster: endless surface parking lots, essentially no high-density housing, an incomplete street grid, and above all a wide interstate with expansive interchanges.
To its credit, Bellevue is hoping to remake this corridor, which is on the shortlist for light rail in Sound Transit 3, into something a bit more environmentally responsible.
The city government and a citizen advisory committee have been at work for over a year, and now have a draft transportation and land use plan. Tomorrow is your opportunity to learn about and comment on this plan (which I don’t believe is online anywhere) before the final recommendation goes to the city council:
The open house will be at the Robinswood House Cabana, 2430 148th Ave. SE, 4 to 6 p.m., with a presentation at 4:30 p.m.
I believe this plan could contain one of my personal hobby horses, fixing the roads to improve service between Bellevue College and Eastgate.