Draft Housing Policies Available for Review
The second draft is based on comments received from the community and Redmond boards and commissions after reviewing the first draft policies.
- Housing Draft 1.0
- Change Matrix 1.0 - What needs to be updated/added (review of existing policies)
The is a first draft based on what we have heard from the community during the visioning phase and existing conditions review.
Questions? You can reach our team at Redmond2050@redmond.gov or email Ian Lefcourte, Redmond's Housing Planner.
- The state will be issuing housing targets for income ranges in the Fall of 2022. Additional updates will be needed to respond to the targets.
- The City has hired a consultant to complete a review and update of the MFTE program.
- Housing related code updates are underway in coordination with the Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite. pdf, video, Q&A Forum
- Housing is fundamental to a high quality of life.
- The Housing Element affects housing supply, housing choices, and housing affordability.
- Policies that enable us to meet regional growth targets.
- The element integrates themes of equity and inclusion, sustainability, and resiliency into housing practices, regulations, and partnerships.
What you said
- Allow more housing types across Redmond
- Preserve existing affordable housing opportunities
- Support housing affordability
- Foster equitable housing opportunities
- Grow home ownership opportunities
- Improve the environmental sustainability and energy efficiency of housing and other buildings
What's New in the Housing Element
The draft Housing Element responds to community priorities as well as state, regional, and county requirements.
- The draft policies emphasize housing affordability and diversity, consistent with the 2021 Housing Action Plan.
- The draft element calls for expanding opportunities for affordable homeownership options such as multiplexes and backyard homes.
- The draft policies call for eliminating racial and other disparities in housing and neighborhood choices by identifying and removing barriers over which the City has control.
- The draft element incorporates sustainability strategies from the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan.
- The draft updates bring City housing policy into alignment with new state legislation concerning emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and emergency shelters.
- The draft policies promote inclusion through visitable housing, universal design, and other tools.
Planning Commission and Council Review
- August 31 Planning Commission Memo, A - Planning Commission Issues Matrix
- August 24 Planning Commission Memo, A - Housing Element Draft 2.0 – Clean, B - Housing Element Draft 2.0 – Redlines, C - Comment Summary Matrix, D - Planning Commission Issues Matrix, Presentation
- June 9 Planning Commission Memo, A-Housing Options and Alternatives, B-Housing Change Matrix, Presentation
- Sept 28, 2021 Council Study Session (Quarterly Update)
- Housing Needs Assessment
- Housing Action Plan
- Required Updates
- Housing Action Plan Public Involvement Report
- "Missing Middle" housing type examples
- Housing Policy Feedback
- Incorporating Your Feedback
Housing Code Updates
Intro to Housing related updates to the Redmond Zoning Code
Housing Policy - First Draft
Housing Policies - How we got to the first draft
Are we on the right track? Phase 1 policy first drafts
Housing Policy Options Workshop
Ian LefcourteSenior Planner, Long Range PlanningPhone: 425-556-2438
Brooke BuckinghamHuman Services ManagerPhone: 425-556-2416