Redmond, WA –
|April 9, 2012
The City of Redmond invites any individual, business or organization to submit applications for amendments to Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan. The application deadline is 5pm Monday, April 30, 2012.
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 also based on Comprehensive Plan policy, and some zoning designations cannot be changed without first amending the Comprehensive Plan’s land use map.
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 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.
In December 2011, the City completed a ‘periodic update’ of the Comprehensive Plan, which included review and update of the document as a whole in response to changes in state and regional policy, account for changes since the last periodic update in 2004, reflect Redmond’s sustainability principles and to extend the horizon year for the Comprehensive Plan to 2030. This year’s amendment package focuses on revisions as needed to citywide policies and updates to certain neighborhood-specific policies as part of neighborhood planning efforts.
Proposals may involve amendments to either the text or map portions of the Comprehensive Plan. There is no fee for comprehensive plan amendments.
Application forms are available at www.redmond.gov/docket
and are also available at the Development Services Center at Redmond City Hall, or by calling 425-556-2440.
Applicants are encouraged to meet with City planning staff prior to submitting an application. Please contact Pete Sullivan, Senior Planner, at 425-556-2406 or email@example.com
to schedule a time to discuss your proposal.
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