Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite Phase 3

Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite

Amendment Purpose

This amendment package will include updates to regulations in coordination with Redmond 2050 policy updates and other code amendments for process improvement, clarity, and streamlining. Also included will be updates to the Downtown Design Standards to clarify the purpose of design elements and to update guidelines and standards for urban building forms.

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Provide Feedback on Preliminary Draft Proposals for Updates to Downtown's Design Standards 
by Friday, Oct. 13

Updates to the standards are proposed to include purpose statements, illustrations, and standards based on pedestrian realm types. Your feedback on the preliminary draft proposals will support refinements and development of the final proposed updates.


During the summer (2023), the community voted for, commented on, and added ideas to our Idea Board. View the ideas and comments at

Design standards are the requirements, located in the Redmond Zoning Code, that direct the form of new construction and major remodels. The recommended updates to Downtown's design standards are anticipated for review by the Planning Commission and City Council in 2024-2025.

Project Actions and Milestones

Project Actions and Milestones
Date Milestone Action
October - December 2023 Design - Amendment Refinements Staff preparing proposed draft updates to design purpose, guidelines and standards for Downtown
September - December 2023 Code Amendment Development Staff developing preliminary draft of code amendments for process improvement, clarity, and streamlining
Sept. 27, 2023 Design - Stakeholder Involvement Virtual and in-person office hours to comment on preliminary draft design purpose, guidelines, and standards for Downtown. Contact Kimberly Dietz to participate in the virtual office hours from 10:30 a.m. to noon. In-person office hours will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the City Hall lobby, 15670 NE 85th Street. Refer to review material above.
Summer 2023 Design - Community Involvement Informing architectural design for Downtown

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).