City Accepting Proposals to Amend Comprehensive Plan
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April 29, 2014 Anne Marie Peacock
425-556-2165




Redmond, WA -
 The City of Redmond invites any individual, business or organization to submit applications for amendments to Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan and associated Zoning Code provisions. The application deadline is 5 pm Thursday, May 29, 2014.

The Comprehensive Plan establishes Redmond’s future vision and policy direction, and guides decisions such as how property may be developed and where to direct investments in infrastructure. Zoning code regulations are based on Comprehensive Plan policy, and some zoning designations cannot be changed without first amending the Comprehensive Plan.

Under state law Redmond may update its Comprehensive Plan once per year. As the first step in this process, the City invites people to identify proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code that should be considered. After the changes are identified, the Redmond Planning Commission and then the City Council will review and confirm the list of amendments to be considered over the course of the year. The purpose of establishing this list is to coordinate proposed changes and to help the community track progress via the City web site.

Community-initiated proposals may involve amendments to either the text or map portions of the Comprehensive Plan. There is no fee to apply for a comprehensive plan amendment or associated zoning code changes. Applications must be submitted electronically; forms are available at www.redmond.gov/docket. A pre-consultation meeting with staff is required prior to submitting an application.

The 2013-14 amendment package included a mix of privately-initiated proposals and City-initiated efforts such as completing the Transportation Master Plan update, updates to housing-related policies and regulations, and developing a functional plan for public safety.

For the 2014-15 amendment period the City anticipates completing updates such as for the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood Plan and a comprehensive plan for stormwater management. Redmond City Council is expected to approve the final list of proposed 2014-15 Comprehensive Plan Amendments in September 2014.

Contact Pete Sullivan, Senior Planner, for additional information, at ppsullivan@redmond.gov or 425-556-2406. 
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