Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite Phase 2
About Phase 2
From 2021 - 2023, Phase 2 of the Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite, in collaboration with REDMOND 2050, will continue to streamline the City's development regulations and reorganization.
This phase involves relocating portions of the code, amending provisions for alignment with citywide priorities, and focusing all updates through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Overview schedule including Planning Commission and City Council's formal review periods.
Planning Commission Completes Review and Makes Recommendation to City Council
On Nov. 1, the Planning Commission approved the following recommended amendments to the RZC and agreed with the following amendments to the RMC:
- RMC 5.04.140 Criteria for Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of License
- RMC 5.22.070 Revocation or Suspension of License
Component Coordination with Redmond 2050 and Overlake Amendments
The following are being coordinated with Redmond 2050. Several will be discussed by the Redmond Planning Commission under the heading of Redmond 2050 and Overlake, beginning May 24, 2023. Refer to the coordination matrix for additional information and scheduling.
Learn about individual components at the City of Redmond YouTube channel.
- REDMOND 2050 coordination
- Code Format, Structure, and Mechanics
- Development and Housing
- Economic Development and Business
- Transportation (video)
- High Capacity Transit Corridor Preservation
- Parking Ratios: Off-Street Parking Requirements
- Other Parking Requirements
- Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Transit Facilities
- Street and Access Standards
- Code References to Marymoor Village
|Feb. 20, 2024||City Council||City Council action|
|Jan. 30, 2024||City Council||Study Session, if applicable|
|Jan. 16, 2024||City Council||Staff Report introducing amendment series|
|Dec. 5, 2023||City Council||City Council Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works|
|Nov. 1, 2013||Planning Commission||Code Cleanups report approval|
|Oct. 25, 2023||Planning Commission||Code Cleanups study session and recommendation|
|Sept. 27, 2023||Planning Commission||Overlake regulations study session and recommendation; Code Cleanups study session and public hearing (hearing notice). Public hearing held open for written comments only through Oct. 25, 2023 5:00 p.m.|
|Sept. 13, 2023||Planning Commission||Overlake regulations study session; Housing regulations report approval; Code Cleanups study session
|Aug. 30, 2023||Planning Commission||Overlake regulations study session and public hearing; Housing regulations study session and recommendation|
|Aug. 23, 2023||Planning Commission||Overlake regulations study session and public hearing; Housing regulations study session and public hearing|
|Aug. 9, 2023||Planning Commission||Overlake regulations study session and public hearing; Housing regulations study session and public hearing|
|July 26, 2023||Planning Commission||Study session with Redmond 2050 for Development and Housing including Public Art, Solid Waste Management, Definitions including for Legislative Conformance, and minor amendments for clarity. Refer to the Planning Commission's agenda for meeting information.|
|July 26, 2023||Technical Committee||Introduction and SEPA for LAND-2023-00112 and SEPA-2023-00113. View posted Determination of Nonsignificance|
|June 7, 2023||Project Initiation (Type VI Permit)||Project status for LAND-2023-00112 and SEPA-2023-00113|
|May 24, 2023||Planning Commission||Briefing on amendments, coordination with Redmond 2050, and proposed discussion schedule|
|Q4 2022||Communication on Staff Proposed Amendments||Communication and involvement with project stakeholders including developers, businesses, and property owners, and the community on staff's proposal. November/December Open House events and Technical Testing. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive event material.|
|Q3 2022||Amendment Refinement||Staff's refinement of conceptual amendments|
|Q3 2022||Communication on Conceptual Proposed Amendments||City staff will host virtual office hours from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 for community members to discuss the RZC Rewrite Phase 2. RSVP to email@example.com to receive event material.|
|Q1-Q2 2022||Rough Amendment Drafting||Staff's preliminary drafting and refining of conceptual amendments|
|Q2 to Q4 2021||Scoping||Project and component scoping to identify individual amendments|
Individual components and associated amendments are provided for reference and review below.
Amendments are organized based on their formal review process (RZC 21.76.050.K., Type VI Review):
- First, the Technical Committee reviews staff's proposed amendments and makes a recommendation to the Planning Commission (RZC 21.76.060.F., Technical Committee Recommendations on Type III, IV, V and VI Reviews);
- Second, the Planning Commission reviews, holds a public hearing, and makes a recommendation to the City Council (RZC 21.76.060.L., Planning Commission Recommendations on Type VI Reviews); and
- Third, the City Council reviews, may hold a study session, and takes action on the Planning Commission's recommendation. The City Council may make changes to the recommendation, choose to deny portions or all of the recommendation, or refer the recommendation back to the Planning Commission for further proceedings (RZC 21.76.060.Q., City Council Decisions on Type VI Reviews).
Staff's refined draft amendments for the codes are included in the project portal below. Refinements, highlighted in Component Overviews, address August 2022 comments from project stakeholders and the community. To comment on the amendments, refer to Let's Connect Redmond - Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite - Phase 2. Also refer to REDMOND 2050's amendments, that are in progress for alignment between City policy and development regulations.
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Information About Redmond's Comprehensive Plan
Redmond's Comprehensive Plan establishes the City's future vision and policy direction. Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan provides a 20-year vision for how the City will grow and develop through year 2030. The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for making land use decisions and ensuring steady progress toward the future vision.
The Revised Code of Washington, per the Growth Management Act, requires that development regulations implement the Comprehensive Plan (RCW 36.70A.040).
The RZC Rewrite is coordinated with REDMOND 2050 -- a periodic update to the Comprehensive Plan - to ensure alignment between the City's policy and development regulations. Learn more about code revisions that will take place as part of Redmond 2050.