New Rooming House Regulations

There have been several meetings and concerns over lack of affordable & student housing near Bellevue College.

Several local neighborhoods have also expressed concerns over boarding & multi-family houses being set up in single-family neighborhoods near Bellevue College.

SpritWood earns emergency ordinance

Draft of Permanent Regulations

  • Allow the rental of an entire dwelling (no individual room rentals) to a “traditional” family, maximum 6 persons, unless all are related;
  • Allow the rental of an entire dwelling (no individual room rentals) to a “self-identified” group (all unrelated or some combination of related/unrelated), maximum 6 persons total;
  • Allow an owner-occupied dwelling to have a bed & breakfast or boarding house, maximum 2 rooms, subject to Home Occupation permit and all other current regulations;
  •  Regulate as a “rooming house” a dwelling that is not owner-occupied and offers individual rooms for rent in non-single-family districts.

You can also watch Bellevue City Council meeting locally on channel 21 !