Marymoor Subarea Planning Initiatives Underway
Marymoor Subarea Vision
A walkable, denser subarea that features opportunities for living, employment, community gathering, education, shopping, and traveling to other Redmond and central Puget Sound destinations
As a follow-up to the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood Plan adoption, the City of Redmond is working on three related efforts to implement the vision and policies for the Marymoor Subarea.
- Transition strategy:
The South Marymoor Subarea Committee met during 2015 and 2016 to develop a recommended land use transition strategy for the area south of NE 65th Street that maintains the economic viability of existing and future manufacturing uses. The Committee recommended a "Marymoor Expanded Use Zone" that continues to permit existing uses while also allowing mixed-use and multifamily uses. Read the South Marymoor Subarea Committee Report and Report Exhibits.
- Infrastructure plan:
City staff have been developing an infrastructure plan with input from the community and a stakeholder group to plan public infrastructure needed to serve planned growth. View the final draft infrastructure plan.
- Comprehensive Plan policies and Zoning Code regulations:
City staff is recommending a package of Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code amendments to implement the South Marymoor Subarea Committee's preferred strategy, incorporate draft infrastructure plan results, and otherwise provide a zoning framework that advances policies in the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood Plan. See below for links.
Recommended Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Amendments (Dec. 2016)
The Planning Commission began its review of the recommended amendments on January 11 and will hold a public hearing on January 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Redmond City Council Chambers, 15670 NE 85th Street. View Planning Commission agendas and materials here.
Preferred Land Use Transition Strategy
In January 2016 the South Marymoor Subarea Committee shared a preliminary preferred transition strategy at a neighborhood workshop. Based on input at the workshop, an online questionnaire, and additional community engagement the Committee has agreed on a preferred strategy that has five key factors.
- Expands allowed uses such that multifamily homes, where allowed, are built when the market demands them while not making existing uses non-conforming
- Maintains reasonable investment thresholds that, when crossed, would trigger compliance with site and design standards, such as setbacks and building design, that are consistent with the vision
- Timing that allows the land use transition to occur according to market conditions and does not establish timing triggers that would create non-conforming uses or otherwise require uses to change on a pre-determined schedule, especially considering the challenges of redeveloping areas covered by binding site plans
- Uses development incentives to encourage the transition and achieve public goods such as affordable housing and public parks or plazas
- Compatibility that ensures that new uses accommodate the operations of manufacturing parks uses through site design for compatibility and by requiring notice to prospective residents that the subarea has active manufacturing activities and is adjacent to a regional park with loud events
South Marymoor Subarea Committee Meeting Information
Committee meeting agenda for:
- March 25, 2015
- April 14, 2015
- May 19, 2015
- June 16, 2015
- July 28, 2015
- August 18, 2015
- September 29, 2015
- October 27, 2015
- November 17, 2015
- December 8, 2015
- January 26, 2016
- February 23, 2016
- March 29, 2016
- April 26, 2016
- September 13, 2016
- November 1, 2016
Neighborhood Workshop on January 28, 2016
The City is working with the South Marymoor Subarea Committee — people who work and own businesses and property in the Subarea. The workshop and a companion questionnaire asked:
- How might zoning changes affect you and your business and operations?
- In what ways could a transition strategy support you, your business, the South Marymoor employment sector, and the vision?
- What else needs to be considered in this process?
Workshop materials and information received
Southeast Redmond Neighborhood Plan Adopted
The City Council adopted the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood Plan on October 21, 2014.
To learn more about the plan, you can read the following:
For additional history of the plan update process, you can also read the Planning Commission's report.
Please contact the project planners (contact information on right of page) for additional information and to learn more about the updated policies and codes.
About the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood
The Southeast Redmond neighborhood is bounded generally on the west by Marymoor Park and the terminus of SR 520, on the south and east by the City limit, and on the north by Evans Creek and Bear Creek.
Land uses in Southeast Redmond vary, including business park in the north, industry and retail in the western portion, and moderate-density residential in the eastern and southern parts of the neighborhood.
View a map of Southeast Redmond.