Overview

What’s Included in the Redmond 2050 Project?

  1. Redmond Comprehensive Plan
  2. Envisioning the Future
  3. Environmental Review (SEPA)
  4. Other Plan & Code Updates

The primary focus of this project will be the update to the Redmond Comprehensive Plan 


Planning-Framework-Triangle.  Planning in Washington - Growth Mangement, regional, county, then cityRequirements for Periodic Updates to the Comprehensive Plan

The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that each Washington city and county periodically review and, if needed, revise its comprehensive plan and development regulations as part of a periodic review cycle (RCW 36.70A.130). Staff has developed a comprehensive and coordinated approach for completing this required periodic review update: Redmond 2050.

Redmond 2050 will consider and integrate the following state, regional, and county requirements into the anticipated periodic review.

  1. The GMA periodic review checklist that will be provided by the Department of Commerce, which addresses minimum compliance with the state law and identifies policy and regulatory updates required under new state laws;
  2. The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) periodic review checklist, the Regional Growth Strategy and multi-county planning policies provided for in the PSRC’s Vision 2050 Regional plan; and
  3. The Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs) adopted by King County (pending), which address growth management issues in King County.

Periodic Update Due Date

The GMA requires a periodic update every eight years, per the schedule provided in RCW 36.70A.130.  In early 2020, the State Legislature extended the deadline by one additional year, so the next update is due by July 1, 2024 (HB 2342 - 2019-20).  


Plan Updates:

Updates to the plan will be determined by a community visioning process, environmental review, key planning projects that are underway (including the Housing Action Plan), review of existing conditions, legislative updates, and extensive community involvement.    

   

Community Benefits:

  1. Environment (Planet)
  2. Equity & Inclusion (People)
  3. Economic Resiliency
  • Environmental baseline information will be brought up-to-date and streamlined into and easy to access and understand format. 
  • The update incorporates required environmental (SEPA) review and allows the community to update environmental concerns and objectives and new knowledge about environmental planning (e.g. climate change, “smart” cities, etc).
  • Updated State and regional planning goals & requirement will be incorporated, including focusing growth into urban centers and areas near the new light-rail stations, which will limit the impacts of growth on other areas.
  • Updates that promote multi-modal transit options and prepares for Light Rail will decrease personal automobile use and associated pollutants.
  • The Overlake Planned Action will be updated for anticipated growth, continuing to evaluate and mitigate impacts area-wide instead of by-project for more effective environmental stewardship and mitigation planning.
  • The update to the Overlake Village Stormwater and Park Facilities Implementation Plan will minimize stormwater runoff impacts to the environment and facilitate the acquisition of stormwater permits from the state.