Redmond 2050

Help decide what Redmond will look like in 2050!  

The next update of the Redmond Comprehensive Plan is underway.  Redmond 2050 builds on the progress our city has made and - with your input - will guide the vision of our city going forward.  


Venn diagram.  Vision emerging from community aspiration, physical opportunities, & market potentialRedmond 2050 gets us ready for the next phase of growth.

The Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document for all the ways Redmond should plan and build for the next few decades. Planning for growth helps us build a city that meets the needs of the community and reflects the vision for how the community will look and function.  

The Comprehensive Plan update will:

  1. Refine and Implement the Community Vision, Values, and Objectives.
  2. Ensure that the Redmond community is involved, consulted, and informed throughout the process.
  3. Extend the community's planning horizon to 2050.
  4. Comply with the State's Growth Management Act (GMA) and regional planning requirements for updates.


Main Themes:

Redmond2050-themes

Several themes have been identified for Redmond 2050, and will be woven into each element throughout the process:

  • Economic Resiliency/Recovery
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Technology Forward ("Smart City")
  • Sustainability

How we define these terms and what they will mean for our community will be a part of the community discussion. These themes can then be implemented in multiple areas of work, including functional plans, policies, and implementing regulations.

Did you know?

  1. Growth Management in Washington
  2. Requirements for Accomodating Growth
  • Washington is a growth management state.
    1. Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundaries keep growth contained to prohibit sprawl.
    2. The Growth Management Act (GMA) has required elements that each community must plan for and a planning period of 20-years.
    3. The GMA requires Comprehensive Plans to be updated every eight years, called a periodic review cycle.  The Legislature extended the deadline by one additional year, so the next review is due by July 1, 2024.
  • All Comprehensive Plans for cities must be consistent with the state, regional, and county plans that are relevant to their location.
    1. The state issues a checklist of required review items that represents the minimum scope of the periodic review cycle.
    2. The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.   The PSRC Plan is called Vision 2050, and will issues a periodic review checklist for counties and cities in our region to ensure consistency during this update.
    3. The King County Countywide Planning Policies are being updated to be consistent with the growth allocations and Vision 2050 policies.  The periodic review will include any updates necessary for consistency.