|October 23, 2013
||Anne Marie Peacock
Redmond, WA - The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Planning Association of Washington (PAW) awarded the City of Redmond for outstanding contributions to the field of planning in the category of implementation for the City’s Digital Planning and Development Suite.
One awards committee member commented: “This was clearly a massive undertaking by the City with the goal of making it easier for citizens and customers.”
The Suite consists of Redmond’s digital Comprehensive Plan, E-Zoning Code and Property Viewer, and E-Track online permit portal. It provides a new level of transparency and access to planning and development information for all customers.
This is the third award presented to the City of Redmond this year for the Digital Planning and Development Suite. The first, given in April, was a VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council and the second, in June, was from the Washington State Department of Commerce and presented a Judge’s Merit Award in the Governor’s Smart Communities Awards program.
“We’re very honored to have received this award,” states Mayor Marchione. “This was a citywide effort involving multiple City departments and I’m pleased their hard work has been recognized.”
Now in its 27th year, the APA and PAW Joint Awards Program brings public attention and deserved recognition to public and private sector planning efforts, as well as student projects in university planning programs.
All of Digital Planning and Development Suite tools are accessible on the City’s website.