2021 Comprehensive Plan Docket
Under state law Redmond may update its Comprehensive Plan once per year. Keeping the Comprehensive Plan updated assures that it remains a useful and relevant guide for planning Redmond’s future.
As the first step in this process, the City informs the community and city staff of the opportunity to submit proposals to amend the comprehensive and associated zoning code. After the changes are identified, the Redmond Planning Commission and then the City Council review and confirm the list of amendments (known as the “docket”) to be considered over the course of the year. The purpose of establishing the docket is to coordinate proposed changes and to help the community track progress.
All proposed amendments are available on the City’s website prior to the Planning Commission’s first study session on individual proposals. The Planning Commission seeks public comment throughout the amendment process. All Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and are cablecast live on RCTV channel 21 and streamed live and archived for on demand viewing.
The following is a timeline for review and consideration of the remaining Comprehensive Plan amendments on the 2020-2021 docket:
The 2021 docket items are listed below by topic and includes their supporting documents.
- Retail Marijuana
- General Sewer Plan
- Affordable Commercial Space
- Affordable Housing
- Public Safety Plan
- Avondale Map & Text Amendment
Alternative 1- The applicant is proposing expanding retail marijuana sales to the following zones.
- Business Park zones
- Manufacturing Park zone
- Industry zone
Alternative 2: A second alternative, provided by staff, proposed expansion to the following zones
- Business Park zones
- Manufacturing Park Overlay zone
- Marymoor Design Districts 1, 2, 4, and 5
- SEPA Application - Marijuana
- SEPA-2021-00391 Alternative One
- SEPA-2021-00324 Alternative Two
- Redlines, Comprehensive Plan:
- Redlines, Redmond Zoning Code:
The City Wastewater Utility has completed a draft of the City of Redmond General Wastewater Plan Update. This is a functional plan, required by the Washington State Growth Management Act and based on the City’s current zoning allowances assuming built-out conditions. The plan ensures the City is prepared for expected growth by identifying where pipes, pumps, and other wastewater infrastructure need to be extended or replaced.
The Wastewater Utility is bringing this forward as part of the 2021 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket so that the Wastewater Utility can proceed with infrastructure updates in the short-term. The Utility is also working with the Planning Department to make more significant updates to the General Wastewater Plan as part of Redmond 2050.
Update to Comprehensive Plan Policy EV-12. The applicant is proposing an amendment to the Economic Vitality Element to add language that supports the retention of local businesses by creating more affordable commercial space.
- Redlines, Comprehensive Plan - Economic Vitality amendment proposal
- SEPA - Affordable Commercial Space
The applicant is proposing an amendment to the Housing Element to add language that supports regulations and procedures that encourage the private section to create more affordable housing.
The applicant is proposing an amendment to the both the Land Use Element and the Neighborhoods Element. Specifically, the applicant is requesting the following amendment.
- Page 28 of Chapter 13 of the RCP shall be amended to include the following neighborhood policy: Maintain Multifamily Urban land uses on the west side of Avondale Road NE in the area north of NE 104th Street and approximately south of NE 106th Street, if extended.
- The current land use designation is Single-family Urban, and the zoning is R-4. The desired land -use designation is Multi-family Urban.