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.

Project Components 

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
    • 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)

Actions and Milestones

Time Milestone Description
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 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 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 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

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).