Bellevue Comprehensive Plan Update Integrated SEPA Review

We conducted an integrated SEPA review for the City of Bellevue 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update. This approach allowed the City to identify potential environmental issues early in the public review process concurrent with considerations of possible policy changes. To support future decision-making and provide information to the public in a transparent and reader-friendly manner, we prepared a SEPA Expanded Environmental Checklist that integrated the elements of the standard Environmental Checklist form with an expanded description and analysis of the proposal. The expanded checklist included five issue papers describing proposed updates to Comprehensive Plan elements and discussing potential implications. We also supported the City in developing a digest of all public comments on the draft comprehensive plan and City responses to comments.