Bellevue 130th Ave NE
Station Area Planning & Streetscape Design
In 2009-2011, as the prime consultant for a multidisciplinary team including Heartland LLC and Fehr and Peers, VIA collaborated with the City of Bellevue planning staff to craft the first Station Area Plan for the Bel-Red corridor. This iterative process included workshops with staff to develop implementation strategies for sustainability, economic development, bike and pedestrian circulation and climate. Our team also crafted a series of phased development scenarios to showcase how to transform this low vacancy, auto-oriented location into a compact, mixed residential area with special attention to the positioning of future TOD and park and ride at the station site. The goal for the project was to balance limited dollars on priorities between open space, high quality redevelopment and mobility.
VIA continues to collaborate with the City of Bellevue on the final streetscape and public realm design for 130th Ave NE. VIA is acting as urban designer for a project team led by Parametrix. The scope of VIA’s work includes hardscape/lighting/landscape design along two blocks of Spring Blvd. and seven blocks of 130th Ave NE, the area surrounding the future station.