Zoning District Consolidation

thumbnail of the new zoning mapThe Redmond 2050 process is entering the final stretch, looking at the implementation of the vision and policies that have been developed through extensive community engagement over the last few years. Almost every neighborhood and zoning district will have some type of change – either in what can be built, look and feel (design), building heights, or uses. Be sure to be a part of the conversation as the City drafts the code updates that will impact your property and neighborhood.

  • The proposed zoning districts are described below. Look up current zones and development standards in the Redmond Zoning Code
  • A table is provided at the bottom of this page to show current zone and the new zone.
  • Click on the map to the right to open a full-size, zoomable map of the new zones. Interactive maps are being prepared that will allow users to click on a specific parcel (available in March 2024). Use our interactive maps to look up current zoning.


Residential Neighborhoods

  • Recent changes in State Law will impact our residential neighborhoods to allow more housing units on each lot and expand the types of housing allowed. Learn about all the housing related updates
  • Zoning districts will be combined and simplified – with one Neighborhood Residential zone and one Neighborhood Multifamily zone taking the place of eleven current zones, effectively up-zoning most neighborhoods.  
  • Last year the community discussed the complete neighborhood concept and if and how we might want that to be implemented in Redmond. Based on community feedback, the City is creating a new Neighborhood Mixed-Use zone and drafting a few other changes that will allow some incremental changes in residential neighborhoods to start to allow some small businesses and services. 
  • Review new zoning concepts 


Mixed-Use zones

As part of the zoning changes, the city is creating two mixed-use zones, Corridor Mixed-Use and Urban Mixed-Use, that will replace eight commercial and design district zones and expand mixed-use opportunities. This will include the Regional Retail zone going to the Urban Mixed-Use and allowing housing in an area that is currently focused on big-box retail uses. 

Review the Mixed-Use zoning concepts


Centers

  • Overlake. The five Overlake Village zones will be combined into one zone, the Overlake Business and Advanced Technology zone will expand uses and have design standards, and a new Overlake Urban Multifamily zone is being created. The upzoning will increase capacity by two to three times what is currently allowed, and building heights will be the tallest in the City (up to 30 stories in some cases).  
  • Downtown. The 12 Downtown zones will be consolidated into three and be completely rewritten to simply the standards. Areas around the light rail station will be allowed to go up to 12 stories in some cases.
  • Marymoor Village. The five Marymoor Design Districts will be consolidated into three zones and the General Commercial strip will rezone to mixed use zones. Areas around the light rail station will be allowed to go up to 12 stories in some cases.


Zone Consolidation Table - From 50 to 20 Zones:

Existing ZoneProposed ZoneNotes
R-1, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-6, R-8, RINNeighborhood Residential Similar to R-8, in Overlake Center to OUMF
R-12, R-18, R-20, R-30, NDD1, BCDD1Neighborhood Multi-familySimilar to R-30, in Overlake Center to OUMF
NC1, NC-2, NWDDCorridor Mixed-Use 
General CommercialMost going to Corridor Mixed-Use, 
Some to Urban Mixed-Use (in Marymoor Village)

Regional RetailUrban Mixed-Use
NDD2Business Park
NDD3Manufacturing Park
BCDD2Conservation Open Space
MDD2, MDD3, MDD5Marymoor EdgePortions of MDD2 going to Marymoor Core
MDD1, MDD2Marymoor CoreOnly northern portion of MDD2
MDD4Marymoor ManufacturingRenaming only
East Hill, River Trail, CarterDowntown Edge
OT, AP, BC, VV, TR, SMT, TSQ, RVBDDowntown Core
OV-1, OV-2, OV-3, OV-4, OV-5Overlake Village (OV)
NEW ZONEOverlake Urban Multi-family (OUMF)


Other:

  • Overlake Business and Advanced Technology (OBAT), development standards will change
  • Town Center, development standards will change
  • Business Park, Little to no changes except removing housing as allowed use
  • Manufacturing Park, Industrial, RA-5 Semirural Residential - Little to no changes (may review allowed uses)
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  1. Jeff Churchill

    Planning Manager

  2. Beckye Frey

    Principal Planner

  3. Ian Lefcourte

    Senior Planner, Long Range Planning

  4. Lauren Alpert

    Senior Planner

  5. Odra Cardenas

    Planner