Mixed-use zones

The citywide mixed-use land use designation will have two zoning districts, the corridor mixed-use and the urban mixed-use. The Citywide Mixed-Use designations is the integration of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces within the same structure fosters vibrant, walkable, and economically robust areas that cater to the diverse needs of our community. 

Adoption of zoning and other code amendments anticipated for Spring 2025.

Land Use DesignationZones
Citywide Mixed-UseCorridor Mixed-Use
Urban Mixed-Use
NeighborhoodsNeighborhood Mixed-Use


Proposed maps and zoning district comments below. Send comments or questions to Redmond2050@redmond.gov


Corridor Mixed UseMap of Corridor Mixed Use zone locations

  • Purpose: 
    Accommodate growth, increased, density, and implement the concept of complete neighborhoods along arterials and corridors. Corridors are close to high, frequency transit, between centers or near centers, and connect centers and neighborhoods to each other. 
  • Building types: Multiplex; Midrise podiums. 
  • Height:  45 ft. (4 stories max), 60 ft. (six stories with incentives)  
  • FAR: TBD 
  • Uses: housing, retail, service, cultural and recreational amenities, and other businesses that serve the needs of the community in these zones.
  • Key changes: 
    • Simplifying the code 
    • Accommodating growth and a mix of uses along corridors.
    • Neighborhood Commercial, NW Design District and General Commercial will become Corridor Mixed-Use


Urban Mixed-Use

Map of Urban Mixed-Use zone locations - thumbnail

  • Purpose: 
    The integration of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces within the same structure fosters vibrant, walkable, and economically robust areas that cater to the diverse needs of our community. The policies in this section seek to provide clarity on general mixed-use land use policies to encourage innovation, reduce environmental impact, and enhance the quality of life.
  • Building types: Midrise podiums, low-rise and mid-rise commercial 
  • Height (range): 60 ft (max), 85 ft. (w/incentives)  
  • FAR: TBD 
  • Uses: retail, service, cultural and recreational amenities, and other businesses that serve the needs of the community in these zones.
  • Key changes
    • Transition from big-box to mixed-use that allows commercial, office, and residential; accommodate growth to allow for continued commercial uses while encouraging infill and mixed-use development;
    • Updates Regional Retail zoning district.  
    • Remove outdated code. 


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Floor Area Ratio

The resources for each zone include a basic description of intent and some of the development standards that will determine the size of the buildings. One such standard is the Floor Area Ratio. Floor area ratio is the ratio of a building’s total floor area to the size of the piece of land upon which it is built. If the parcel size is 10,000 square ft an FAR of 1.0 would be a building with 10,000 sq ft, an FAR of 2.0 would be a building of 20,000 sq ft, etc. 

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    Senior Planner

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    Economic Development Manager