Utilities and Capital Facilities
The Capital Facilities Element of the Redmond Comprehensive Plan provides information on topics related to capital facilities, including:
- An inventory of existing facilities;
- Financial planning;
- and Identifying lands useful for public purposes.
In addition, the element adopts by reference many functional plans.
The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires jurisdictions that fully plan under the GMA, including Redmond, to include a capital facilities plan element in their comprehensive plans (RCW 36.70A.070(3)). Under the GMA, a capital facilities element must be adopted before a jurisdiction can:
- Implement GMA impact fees;
- Impose certain taxes such as the real estate excise tax; and
- Qualify for certain state funding opportunities.
As part of the Redmond 2050 periodic update, staff will review the policies of the Capital Facilities element to ensure that its continues to guide the development and financing of the City's facilities and infrastructure, such as trails, water pipes, and the Redmond Senior and Community Center.
Policy issues for review include -
- Managing growth
- addressing the needs of the City's urban centers
- Maintaining and adapting existing facilities
Staff is currently reviewing existing policies as well as policy considerations identified in the Capital Facilities Existing Conditions Report.