Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite

Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite2020 marks the ten-year anniversary of the City's previous "rewrite" of its Zoning Code.

This provides an opportunity for code enhancements -- establishing a solid foundation for additional changes in the coming years.  

During 2020 - 2021, the City will consider seven areas of foundational improvements:

  • Improvements to Code Format and Organization 
  • Completeness and Clarification of Definitions 
  • Comprehensive Residential Use Typology 
  • Clarity of Accessory Dwelling Unit Requirements  
  • Streamlined, Flexible Non-Residential Allowed Uses 
  • Strategic Revisions in response to the City's Long-Term Recovery Plan (COVID-19) including: 
    • Administrative Design Flexibility Procedures
    • Short-Term Temporary Use Permits
    • Floor Area Ratio Use Restrictions and Calculations
  • Code Maintenance Standards and Long-Term Plan 

Setting a Foundation for the Future

A periodic update to Redmond's Comprehensive Plan is also underway to reflect the vision for 2050.  Future updates to the Zoning Code will be necessary to ensure consistency with the Comprehensive Plan's policies.  Additional updates will also be necessary as new policies are reflected in the City's functional plans such as the Transportation Master Plan; Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture, and Conservation Plan; Environmental Sustainability Action Plan; and other such plans.  

The 2020 - 2021 amendments will provide a clear, concise, and improved zoning code upon which the subsequent amendments will be provided.

Become a Party of Record

Submit your contact information including your name, business name, address, phone, and email to the Kimberly Dietz.  You will receive updates regarding the Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite as it proceeds. (RZC 21.78 Definitions - Party of Record)