Historic Core Plan Updates to Comprehensive Plan Policies, Zoning Code, and Design Standards Underway
Thank You for Attending August 15 Open House on Redmond's Historic Core
The final open house for review and comments on proposed
updates to codes and design standards for the Downtown Historic Core was on August 15.
Amendments (see Open House display boards here) for review and comment included:
Building height, stepbacks, and projections;
Design standards for the base of buildings;
Pedestrian connections; and
Updates to the standards for Leary Way and Gilman Street.
Next steps include:
September 2016 - Technical Committee Review and Recommendation;
October thru December 2016 - Planning Commission Review and Recommendation; and
First Quarter 2017 - City Council Review and Action.
Following up from the April 21, 2016 Open House
Staff met with the community to gain comments regarding proposed amendments to the Historic Core Plan. The open house include the following material:Presentation (slides)
Display boards for commenting
Plan information handout
Additional information - Leary Way study
Additional information - Gilman Street study
Interested in the Historic Core Plan but missed the open house?
Please review the material linked above and send your comments to staff. Also, provide your contact information to Kimberly Dietz who will include you in the distribution of future announcements and invitations regarding the Historic Core.
To learn more about the proposed amendments, refer to the Planning Commission's Topics Under Review webpage. Here you will find all of the material, provided by staff, for the Commission's in-depth discussions regarding the proposed introduction of the Old Town Historic Core to the Downtown.
Previous Stakeholder Engagement
The following display boards posted here were presented for review and comment to stakeholders during April and May 2015:
Additional information also available regarding the Leary Streetscape and the Gilman Streetscape by contacting Patrick McGrath, 425-556-2870.
Local Architects and Designers Participated in Historic Core Architecture and Design Workshop
Architects and urban designers participated in an interactive design workshop to help inform transitional design standards for the Historic Core. Participants sketched design concepts that address vertical, horizontal, and subarea transitions among historic structures and modern, urban structures.
To learn more, contact Kimberly Dietz, 425-556-2415.
Capturing Yesterday, Celebrating Today, Creating Tomorrow - Planning In Redmond's Historic Core
The Old Town Historic Core Plan addresses the Core's long-term character, strategies for enhancing economic vitality, and a variety of ways for supporting business and property owners within the Historic Core. Community input will inform development of an integrated plan approach in the context of other Downtown projects, such as Cleveland Streetscape and the Redmond Central Connector; streetscape standards; complementary design standards; guidance for art; and marketing and event planning in the Historic Core.
To learn more about this process and the Historic Core, contact: Kimberly Dietz, 425-556-2415 with questions.
Redmond Receives Award for Success in Historic Restoration at the 12th Annual John D. Spellman Awards
Mayor Marchione, members of the Redmond Rotary, City officials, and staff accepted an award from King County Executive Dow Constantine on May 24, 2012 for restoration of the Anderson Park picnic shelter. A grant from the Redmond Rotary and the City's Heritage Restoration and Preservation Grant program helped the restoration project take place.
Detailed efforts in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration and Reconstruction Projects restored this structure using techniques that represent those of the shelter's original construction. By matching wood type and ring-count and by using hand tools to work the wood, the contractor created an authentic representation of Redmond history while helping to support park visitors today and in the future.
Adaptive Reuse in Old Town (Redmond's Downtown)
Continuing the National Preservation Month celebration, regional experts in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable architecture presented to property owners of historic properties on May 14, 2011.
The City of Redmond established a Historic Preservation program in 2000.
The program includes:
In 2006, the City was nationally recognized as a Preserve America Community by then-First Lady, Laura Bush. The "Preserve America" initiative was a White House and now a National Parks Service program to encourage and support community efforts to preserve America's cultural and natural heritage. Preserve America initiatives include: a greater shared knowledge about the nation's past; strengthened regional identities and local pride; increased local participation for preservation of the country's cultural and natural heritage; and support for economic vitality of American communities.
For more information on the program:
Contact: Kimberly Dietz - 425-556-2415