PACE actively addressed the challenges posed by the proposed development in Bellevue by crafting a comprehensive critical areas study and mitigation plan. Focusing on the construction of three multi-story residential buildings and associated parking, the client sought solutions within the parameters of the Bellevue Land Use Code. The approach involved strategically reducing structure setbacks and utilizing buffer averaging to the maximum extent allowable, aligning with the code to prevent adverse impacts from the primary structures’ locations.

In response to these adjustments, our team proposed an impactful mitigation strategy centered around restoring and enhancing the Goff Creek corridor. This forward-thinking plan addresses immediate impacts and temporary construction disturbances. Specifically, the mitigation plan outlines a substantial 11,600-SF enhancement to the riparian corridor.

The plan details actions such as removing non-native/invasive species, improving soil through compost and topsoil amendments, incorporating habitat features like down logs or root wads, and introducing native shrubs and groundcover species. In essence, our approach not only navigates regulatory requirements but also actively contributes to the ecological well-being of the Goff Creek corridor, ensuring a balanced and sustainable outcome for the proposed development.



Client Name

MRM Evergreen LLC, Carmel Brothers, Urban Evolution, LLC, Columbia Pacific Advisors, IS Property Investments LLC, and KG Investment Properties


Bellevue, WA


  • Three multi-story residential buildings and associated parking
  • Critical areas study
  • Mitigation plan