Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite

Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite

Tenth Anniversary of the Redmond Zoning Code


2020 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.  

The Zoning Code ReWrite is a collaboration with REDMOND 2050, as the implementation of Redmond's goals, vision, framework, and policies.  Learn more about the periodic update to the Comprehensive Plan at www.redmond.gov/Redmond2050



Amendments to the Redmond Zoning Code

The Zoning Code ReWrite, a collaboration with REDMOND 2050, is anticipated to involve four phases, to be drafted, provided for community involvement, and proposed for City Council's action from 2020 through 2026.

Redmond Zoning Code ReWrite - 
Phase 2


The second phase of the Redmond Zoning Code ReWrite focuses on reorganizing the City's development regulations, addressing city priorities, ensuring alignment with Redmond 2050, and providing timely amendments. The annual, minor cleanup to the Zoning Code is also included in this amendment package.

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Continuous Improvement and Development Services Amendments


This amendment package will introduce clarity and transparency to the City’s Development Service Center (DSC) customers and the community. The amendments will strengthen the cost recovery of DSC services, support alignment between decision making and permit types, and further streamline the permitting experience.

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Redmond Zoning Code ReWrite - Phase 1

Adopted June 21, 2022
Refer to Ordinance 3083
effective July 2, 2022.


The first phase of the Redmond Zoning Code ReWrite focuses on foundational improvement and some timely amendments.  The majority of the amendments during this phase will involve improvements to the Code's format, organization, and functional aspects.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Strategic Revisions will amend key portions of the code to improve efficiency, clarity, and economic support.

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Bridge Amendments

Adopted June 21, 2022
Refer to Ordinance 3083
effective July 2, 2022.


This bridge amendment package involves regulations of the City’s growing urban center of Overlake (OV) and the newer neighborhood of the Marymoor Village (MDD):

  • Marymoor Village (MDD) development incentives
  • Overlake (OV) subterranean parking and building height
  • Overlake (OV) building modulation

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2021 Annual Code Cleanup

Adopted June 21, 2022
Refer to Ordinance 3083
effective July 2, 2022.


The City of Redmond periodically proposes amendments to the Redmond Zoning Code and Redmond Municipal Code as part of regular cleanup. Amendments generally include corrections such as:

  • References to the Redmond Zoning Code and other regulations
  • Scrivener’s errors
  • Terminology for consistency with federal, state, and local laws

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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.  

Become a Party of Record

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