Binding Site Plan

What is it?

A Binding Site Plan is a division of land and is limited to:
  • Divisions for the sale or lease of commercial or industrial zoned property;
  • Divisions for the purpose of lease when no residential structures other than mobile homes or travel trailers are permitted to be placed on the land; and
  • Divisions of land into lots or tracts made under the provisions of the Horizontal Properties Regimes Act (RCW Chapter 64.32) or the Condominium Act (RCW Chapter 64.34).
Your project may require State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review if the project is within or near critical areas (i.e. streams, wetlands, steep slopes, critical aquifer recharge area) or exceeds the SEPA categorical exemptions specified in RZC 21.70.

How Much Does it Cost?

Our review fee is a flat fee and is established within the Development Review Fee Schedule. An initial fee is required to be paid at the time of application submittal. Subsequent review fees may apply if additional review is required.  Furthermore, this application type is eligible to be processed through the Pre-Entitlement Review Process (PREP).  An initial kick off fee is required to be paid at the time of application submittal and a final submittal fee is required to be paid following application acceptance.  All associated fees can be found in the fee schedule linked below.

Development Review Fee Schedule 

How Long Does It Take?

How long it takes us to complete our review of your proposal depends on several factors, including the:
  • Complexity of your proposal
  • Quality of your plans and project documentation
  • Timely response to correction letters and requests for further information
  • Public interest

Steps to Get Your Application Approved

1. Research
Find your property information. Research your site to help you plan your project. Use our Property Viewer Interactive Map to find zoning and critical areas information.

Determine restrictions to your project. Research the Redmond Zoning Code to determine standards that will apply to your proposal.

Zoning Information  
State Environmental Policy Act (RZC 21.70)
Critical Areas Ordinance (RZC 21.64)
Tree Protection Regulations (RZC 21.72)
Land Division (RZC 21.74)

Request a Pre-Application Conference (optional). We offer pre-application conferences to answer any project specific and process related questions. This one-hour meeting is held Thursdays. For more information see Pre-Application Conference Tip Sheet.

2. Start the Application Process
Apply for an application. Get an application number by submitting your application to the Development Services Center. You will need to provide all information noted in the applicable submittal requirement checklist.
 
Binding Site Plan Submittal Requirements Checklist 

PREP Binding Site Plan Requirements Checklist  - This submittal requirements checklist is still under development. Please contact the Planner on Call at 425-556-2494 or via email at planneroncall@redmond.gov to receive a submittal requirements checklist.

Prepare your plans and technical documents. Plans and technical document must be submitted electronically and in accordance with the electronic requirements specified within the submittal checklist.

Tip Sheet – SEPA
Tip Sheet - PREP User Guide 
 
3. Submit Application
Schedule an intake appointment. Call 425-556-2494 to schedule an intake appointment at the Development Services Center. Application submittals are only accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays. 
 
Pay fee.  Application fees are due at application submittal.
 
Wait for public notice. We will issue a public notice for your project as required by RZC 21.76.080. You are responsible for installing a yellow public notice board.  The City will work with you to determine when and where the sign needs to be installed.  We’ll consider all public comments during the 21-day public comment period.
 
Yellow Public Notice Board Instructions

Read our decision. We will publish our decision on your project on our Land Use Action Notice webpage. Additionally, the decision will be mailed to you and any parties of record.
 
Submit an appeal. If you or a member of the public disagrees with our decision, you may file an appeal with the Office of the City Clerk within 14 days from when we publish our decision.