2021-2022 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.

Establishing the 2021-22 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket

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.  A detailed process to amend the Redmond Comprehensive Plan can be found in the Redmond Zoning Code 21.76.070.J.

On June 30, 2021, the Redmond Planning Commission approved its report recommending that 3 of the 4 applications be included in the 2021-22 Comprehensive Plan Docket.  

On July 20, the Redmond City Council held a meeting and provided an opportunity for public comment on the 2021-22 Docket and Planning Commission recommendation.  

At that meeting, the City Council decided to include the ordinance to adopt the 2021-22 Docket, as recommended by the Planning Commission, on the consent agenda at the Council’s regular business meeting on August 17, 2021.  

During the August 17, 2021 meeting, the Redmond City Council approved Ordinance 3057, approving the 2021-22 Comprehensive Plan Docket. 

Evaluating and Taking Final Action on Docketed Amendments

Going forward, Redmond City Planning staff, the Planning Commission and the City Council will evaluate each docketed item, per the criteria set forth in RZC 21.76.070.J.9 with final action taken by the City Council by August 31, 2022. 

The Planning Commission will evaluate the docketed items in Q1 2022, with City Council final action proposed in Q2 2022.

The Planning Commission schedule is as follows:

dateSteps in processstatus
Jan. 12, 2022Study Session
Jan. 26Study Session
Feb. 9Public Hearing
Feb. 23Study Session
March 9Approval of Planning Commission Recommendation to Council


All Planning Commission and City Council meetings are open to the public and are cablecast live on RCTV channel 21 (Comcast) or 34 (Ziply) and streamed live and archived for on demand viewing.

The summaries and application materials for the 2021-2022 docket are listed below.

How to Submit a Comment for a Public Hearing

Public comment and participation is welcomed and encouraged.

Written public comment should be submitted prior to the meeting. Please submit written comments via email to planningcommission@redmond.gov no later than 5 p.m. on the meeting date. 

Verbal public comment can be provided during the meeting if you contact the staff liaison at planningcommission@redmond.gov no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting, with your name and the phone number where you can be reached during the meeting. Public Hearings begin at 7 p.m. 

Stay involved

To receive periodic updates on this process, please subscribe to Redmond e-News and select the Get Involved > Plans, Policies, and Regulations option. 

If you would like to be included as a Party of Record, or if you have any questions, please contact Glenn Coil, Senior Planner at 425-556-2724, gcoil@redmond.gov.

  1. Redmond Town Center Text Amendment
  2. Evans Creek Relocation Project: Land Use Map & Zoning Map Amendment
  3. Public Safety Functional Plan Updates
  4. CIM Group LU Map Amendment

Proposal:

  • Remove references to Redmond Town Center Master Plan from the Urban Centers Element
  • Remove minimum retail provisions for Redmond Town Center in DT-31
  • Remove maximum commercial provisions in DT-32
  • Consider changes to DT-11 concerning building height in Downtown

The intended outcome of this proposal is to encourage the redevelopment of Redmond Town Center from an auto-centric suburban campus to a walkable high-quality mixed-use urban neighborhood.

Application Materials

Documents - coming soon

  • SEPA application
  • SEPA DNS
  • Technical Committee report
  • Proposed text amendments

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