Cultural Resources Management Plan
The Cultural Resources Management Plan (CRMP) is 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 addresses 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. Opens in New Window
- The City Council adopted the Cultural Resources Management Plan (CRMP) on December 3, 2019. The Plan takes effect on January 2, 2020. Additional information will be provided here including regulatory guides and informational material.
- The City Council Opens in New Window 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 Opens in New Window .
- The Planning Commission Opens in New Window continued its review of the recommendation to the Cultural Resources Management Plan Opens in New Window 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) Opens in New Window for the City's development of the Cultural Resources Management Plan
- June 19, 2019 - Project stakeholder meeting (Press Release, June 6, 2019 Opens in New Window )
- 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) Opens in New Window 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) Opens in New Window
The City received an extension of the CRMP's project deadline to September 29, 2018.
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:
- Downtown and Bear/Evans Creek stakeholders
- Landmark and Arts and Culture Commissioners
- Master Builders
- Redmond Historical Society
- Residents and businesses
Focus Group Meetings
The December 15, 2016 workshop included a presentation by DOWL (PDF) Opens in New Window followed by group discussion. Documents relevant to the meeting included: