Work on the new park will be started in early 2017, however work on the actual shoreline will not start until after the fish window opens in mid July. This is the date at which newly hatched salmon fingerlings are supposed to be on their way to the salt water.
The MBNA board continues to meet regularly with the city council members on issues that affect us all such as traffic, parking, noise and crime. We recently commissioned a traffic study by Popp & Associates to review all five of the traffic studies conducted by the city during the run up to the final park master plan in 2010. Our study reveals some significant shortfalls in the city studies. We continue to meet regularly with city park planners to discuss such things, and to also give input on certain phases of park design. A number of our suggestions have been included in the final design.
We are also getting involved in what is known as "The Grand Connection", which starts in the Wilburton area, crosses I-405 comes through the Downtown Core, the Downtown Park, and eventually ends at the new Meydenbauer Park. This is some years away, but planning is underway, and we are suggesting alternate entry points to the city.
Over the last year or so as many of you have probably noticed, there has been an increase in crime, homelessness and drug activity in Bellevue, and our neighborhood. We have been working closely with the Bellevue Police on this , and we urge everyone to call 911 if you see any suspicious activity. The police log these call, and devote more patrol assets based on the volume of calls.
As you know, the MBNA runs on donations. We are a 501c3 corporation, and your donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made using Paypal or mail check to:
227 Bellevue Way NE, PMB 278
Bellevue WA 98004
Thank you for your participation. See more at mbnabellevue.com.