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.
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
- 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
- Citywide Priorities and Programs
- Environmental Sustainability Action Plan: Green Building Program
- Solid Waste Management
- Temporary Construction Dewatering
- 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
|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||Communication and involvement with project stakeholders including developers, businesses, and property owners, and the community on preliminary, conceptual proposal|
|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 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
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.