PLUSH COMMITTEE

PLUSH COMMITTEE

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Jessica Clawson

PLUSH Chair
Jessica Clawson is a land-use attorney with McCullough Hill Leary. Her focus is land use entitlements in complex urban regulatory environments.

ABOUT THE PLUSH COMMITTEE

The Permitting, Land Use Sustainability and Housing Committee (PLUSH) is a cross-section of the development community from both sides of the Lake with a common goal; achieving sustainable growth in Greater Bellevue.

We are a board coalition of developers, building contractors, realtors and professional services providers who have a strong belief that Bellevue will need tens of thousands of new units of housing at all price points in the coming years, and continued growth in commercial and office construction. Our regularly engages with government officials in order to support and advocate for policies in alignment with these goals.

PLUSH's drafting subcommittee prepares detailed policy proposals for consideration by staff and elected officials in Olympia and on the Eastside. If you're building in Bellevue, you need to be part of PLUSH.

Areas of Focus

Affordable Housing

Multifamily Tax Exemption
Incentive Zoning Program
Affordable Housing Policies
Contract Rezones
Wilburton Rezone
BelRed Lookback

Permit Predictability
Growth & Rezones
5g & Telecommunications

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Upcoming Meetings

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PLUSH Committee

May 24 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

PLUSH Committee

June 28 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

PLUSH Committee

July 26 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

PLUSH Committee

August 23 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Mayor Robinson Joins Chamber PLUSH Committee

Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson joined the Bellevue Chamber PLUSH (Permitting, Land Use, Sustainability, and Housing) Committee last week to discuss Bellevue’s growth and the strategies the Council is considering to address it. Mayor Robinson said it best – she is feeling “bullish on Bellevue in 2022.”

Chamber Says Sidewalk & Utilities Easement Rule “Not Yet Ready for Adoption”

Bellevue Chamber’s PLUSH Committee sent a letter to the director of the city’s Transportation Department urging revisions to a draft rule that could restrict important development above and below sidewalks on private property.

Chamber Urges Revision of Sidewalk & Utilities Easement Rule

Bellevue Chamber’s PLUSH Committee sent a letter to the director of the city’s Transportation Department urging revisions to a draft rule that could restrict important development above and below sidewalks on private property.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Torrey Davis

JTM Construction
Senior Project Manager

Ryan Meno

Rafn Company

Sam Jefferies

Drumfire Public Affairs
Vice President

Penn DiJulio

Urban Renaissance Group

Neal Mulnick

Dog Walk LLC
Property Owner

Mike Nykreim

Newport West LLC

Ming Zhang

MZA Architecture
CEO

Meredith Holzemer

Mill Creek Residential
Managing Director

gautam-chandra

Kemper Development Company

andrew-coates

KG Investment Properties
Managing Director - Investment & Development

jacquelyn-gratias

RexMont Real Estate
Realtor

abigail-deweese

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
Senior Associate, Real Estate and Land Use Law

mary-fialko

Skanska
Sr. Development Manager

lisa-van-fossen

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

kyran-hynes

Continental Properties LLC
Vice President

kevin-sutton

MZA Architecture
Principal

jerry-lutz

Perkins Coie LLP

jaelin-ohalloran

Bellevue Chamber

gracie-geremia

Lyft
Community Strategist

heather-bunn

Rafn Company
Vice President Of Business Development

claudio-guincher

Continental Properties LLC

chris-williams

JTM Construction
Senior Project Manager

chris-buchanan

Downtown Action to Save Housing (DASH)
Director of Real Estate Development

brandon-morgan

Vulcan
Director, Residential Development

bill-finkbeiner

Finkbeiner Building LLC

ben-brittingham

MN Custom Homes

aaron-mathieu

Lee & Associates
Senior Vice President

lyset-cadena

Bellevue Chamber
Lobbyist

alex-smith

Kaye-Smith Enterprises
Mktg. Dir.

ryan-broms

Synergy, Inc.
VP of Development

barb-wilson

Microsoft Corporation
Puget Sound Local Government Affairs

campbell-mathewson

Innovation Realty Partners, LLC

kris-wilson

Perkins Coie LLP

conor-hansen

SRM Development
Managing Director - Affordable Housing

lesley-hill

Symetra
Public Affairs Manager

tom-parsons

Holland Partner Group
Managing Director

guy-palumbo

Amazon
Director, Public Policy

tim-jackson

PMF Investments

tim-mckey

Sellen Construction
COO

steve-kramer

KG Investment Properties
Principal / Co- Founder

sonja-forster

Associated General Contractors of Washington
Seattle District Manager

sean-hyatt

Mill Creek Residential

shaun-mcfadden

MN Custom Homes

patrick-bannon

Bellevue Downtown Association

natalie-quick

Natalie Quick Consulting, LLC

mike-doran

Molasky Group

megara-potts

WaFd Bank - Eastgate
AVP, Branch Manager, Loan Officer

matthew-samwick

Innovation Realty Partners, LLC
Operating Manager

mark-craig

Henbart, LLC

marty-kooistra

Housing Consortium

matt-jack

Bellevue Downtown Association

lincoln-vander-veen

Seattle University
Public Affairs Professional

leshya-wig

Wig Properties

kevin-wallace

Wallace Properties Inc.
President

kathy-putt

Crown Castle
Government Affairs Manager

kat-sims

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties

justin-stewart

Synergy, Inc.

john-fisher

Inland Group

joe-fain

Bellevue Chamber
President & CEO

jessie-clawson

McCullough Hill Leary, P.S.
Partner

jeremiah-jolicoeur

Alliance Residential Company

jennifer-anderson

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
Government Affairs Manager

jay-hawblitzel

First American Title

jacob-stillwell

Perkins Coie LLP

holly-golden

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.

genesee-adkins

WSP USA
Senior Director, Planning | Vice President

gary-guenther

Kidder Mathews
Executive Vice President
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