Cultural Resources Management Plan

The Cultural Resources Management Plan (CRMP) will be a citywide plan.  Its purpose is to protect resources from unintended or accidental destruction and to help organizations ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern and provide guidance for good stewardship in protecting and managing cultural resources. 

Cultural resources include artifacts, features, and sites related to human activities over approximately 14,000 years.  These resources are irreplaceable.  They contribute to a sense of history and place, define a collective shared heritage, and include two time periods: a) the pre-contact period that predates Euro-American settlement; and b) the historic period that ranges from the pre-contact period to 50 years in the past.  

Through policy, code, and operational protocols, the CRMP will address all aspects of ground disturbing activities including:

  • Private development and land management;
  • Capital improvement and other public projects; and 
  • Standard operations such as forest, park, and stream management.

Project Status & Documents

Anticipated Project Schedule

Stakeholder Feedback and MeetingProject Initialization and SEPA CommentsTechnical Review and Commission BriefingsPlanning Commission and Public HearingPlanning Commission RecommendationCity Council ReviewCity Council Action

Activities and Events

  • The City Council began its review of the Planning Commission's preliminary recommendation during its September 10, 2019 Committee of the Whole (Planning and Public Works) and during an October 1, 2019 staff report.  Council members continued their review on October 8, 2019 during a study session.  Please refer to their material and recorded meetings listed in the Meeting Information Center.

Previous Milestones

  • The Planning Commission continued its review of the recommendation to the Cultural Resources Management Plan at its September 25, 2019 study session and public hearing.
  • On August 7, 2019, the City's Technical Committee completed its review and recommended the Cultural Resources Management Plan to the Planning Commission for its review.
  • Staff provided general briefings regarding the Cultural Resources Management Plan:  Landmark Commission on August 1, 2019 and Planning Commission on August 14, 2019.
  • SEPA comments (closed on August 5, 2019) and appeal period (closed on August 19, 2019) for the City's development of the Cultural Resources Management Plan
  • June 19, 2019 - Project stakeholder meeting (Press Release, June 6, 2019)  
  • May to June 2019 - Bear Creek Memorandum of Agreement signatories and affected Indian tribes' review of draft proposed plan and of draft proposed policy and code amendments
  • March 2019 - Refinements to draft Cultural Resource Management Plan (CRMP) underway  
  • February 1 to 28, 2018 - Draft CRMP (PDF) in review by Bear Creek Memorandum of Agreement signatories and affected Indian tribes
  • January 2018 - Refinements to preliminary draft CRMP underway
  • November 2017 to  January 2018 - Staff review of preliminary draft CRMP
  • October 2017 - Preliminary draft CRMP in development
  • September 2017 - Draft CRMP (PDF)

The City received an extension of the CRMP's project deadline to September 29, 2018.

Amended CRMP Project Schedule Per Extension (PDF)

Stakeholder Focus Group

The focus group is a volunteer group including a diverse membership from a variety of disciplines and perspectives for purpose of reviewing and commenting on the draft CRMP. Members include:

  • Agencies
  • Downtown and Bear/Evans Creek stakeholders
  • Landmark and Arts and Culture Commissioners
  • Master Builders
  • OneRedmond
  • Redmond Historical Society
  • Residents and businesses

Focus Group Meetings

The December 15, 2016 workshop included a presentation by DOWL (PDF) followed by group discussion. Documents relevant to the meeting included: