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


JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Stakeholder FeedbackProject Details and SEPA CommentsTechnical ReviewPlanning Commission and Public HearingPlanning Commission Recom-mendationCity Council ReviewCity Council Action


Previous Milestones

  • March 2019 - Refinements to draft Cultural Resource Management Plan (CRMP) underway  
  • Email Kimberly Dietz with your name and address to become a Party of Record
  • 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: