The Redmond Comprehensive Plan’s Natural Environment Element includes policies related to sustainability and environmental stewardship, green infrastructure, critical areas, tree preservation and landscape enhancement, climate change, air quality, noise, and light pollution.
The Comprehensive Plan critical areas policies address geologically hazardous areas, Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas (CARAs), frequently flooded areas, wetlands, water quality and basin planning, and Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas (FWHCAs).
Staff will work with the community to review and update its Natural Environment polices to support the City's goals and the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan.
Shoreline Master Program
The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is not being reviewed as part of the Redmond 2050 update. The Natural Environment element contains 100 SMP policies that will be reviewed during a later SMP update.
Staff are currently reviewing existing policies and policy considerations in anticipation of Draft policy updates.