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.

Project Components

Use the video links below, to the City of Redmond YouTube channel, to learn about individual components.

  • REDMOND 2050 coordination
  • Code Format, Structure, and Mechanics
    • Format and Organization; and Transparency, Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (video)
    • Landscaping and Open Space (video)
  • Development and Housing
    • Residential Types -  continued from Phase 1 (video)
    • Housing Action Plan Priorities (video)
    • Art Definition, Guidance, Process, and Authority (video)
  • Economic Development and Business
    • Special Regulations Limiting Square Feet and Allowed Uses in the Regional Retail district (video)
    • Cost of Doing Business (video)
  • 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
  • Citywide Priorities and Programs
    • Environmental Sustainability Action Plan: Green Building Program (video)
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Temporary Construction Dewatering (video)
  • Annual Code Clean Up (video)
    • Tree Wells
    • Table 21.14 Formatting
    • Fence Provisions for Consistency with Redmond Building Code
    • Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Clarification and Updates to Redmond Municipal Code 13.04 Sewage and Drainage
    • Beekeeping in Nonresidential Zones
    • Cross-references from Allowed Use Tables to 21.64 Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
    • General, minor corrections for accuracy including cross-references and typographical errors 

Actions and Milestones

Time Milestone Description
Q4 2023 City Council City Council review of and action on amendments
Q2-Q3 2023 Planning Commission Planning Commission review of amendments and public hearing
Q1 2023 Begin Formal Review Technical Committee review of amendments
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
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 kdietz@redmond.gov 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

Component Lifecycle

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): 

Staff's preliminary, conceptual amendments for the codes are included in the project portal below. 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


Diagram - Vision adopted in Comprehensive Plan; actions in Functional Plans; then implementedRedmond'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. 

Become a Party of Record


Submit your contact information including your name, business name, address, phone, and email Kimberly Dietz . You will receive updates regarding the Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite as it proceeds. (RZC 21.78 Definitions - Party of Record).