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.

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.

The timeline for establishing the 2021-2022 Comprehensive Plan Docket is:

Date 

Step in Process 

Status 

April 1, 2021 

Amendment applications due 

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May 26, 2021 

Planning Commission study session 

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June 16, 2021 

Planning Commission public hearing 

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June 30, 2021 

Planning Commission recommendation to the City Council 

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July 13, 2021 

City Council Committee of the Whole briefing 

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July, 20, 2021 

City Council staff report 

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August 17, 2021 

City Council action to establish the 2021-2022 Comprehensive Plan Docket 

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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. 

Next Steps 

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. 

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 Comment for a Public Hearing

Written public comment should be submitted prior to the meeting. Please submit written comments prior via email to planningcommission@redmond.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date. 

Public comment can be provided during the meeting if you contact the staff liaison at bfrey@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 7pm. 

Questions should be directed to Glenn Coil, Senior Planner at 425-556-2724, gcoil@redmond.gov.

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

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

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