The Administration wants to hang this poster in City Hall to demonstrate the Downtown Urban Center plan for building height. There wasn't a poster for the Overlake Urban Center. Click
This Council-approved plan for the Downtown diagrams story heights between 3 - 8. Bella Bottega is in the HL-5 district (five stories). Heights at Overlake Urban Center go up to 13 stories. Click.
The City of Kirkland has a large 3-D exhibit in their City Hall lobby. It's readily noticed and easily understood. Building heights are scaled and proportional to the topography. Click
The City is planning to add 23,000 new residents by 2022, according to the Mayor's 2010 Budget Workshop. 1/3 of the growth to the Downtown; 1/3 to Overlake Urban Center; and 1/3 to mostly North Redmond neighborhoods. How do you want to be informed?
Sources: 2010 Budget By Priority March workshop / interview with Lori Peckol, city planner.