Plans & Policy Development

Policy development is the primary focus of city’s long-range planning staff who are dedicated to providing professional planning expertise on City- and privately-initiated amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Redmond Zoning code, and to projects and studies which implement the Redmond Comprehensive Plan vision.


Through careful and visionary planning, and the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan vision, we ensure Redmond continues to develop as a thriving community and a place where people really want to live, work and play. 

  1. Overview
  2. Policies
  3. Land Use Maps
  4. Implementation

Aerial Photo of Redmond


Population in the Central Puget Sound has grown to 4.1 million, with more than 376,000 new residents added since 2010. Redmond contributes to a share of that growth as the City is now over 60,560 residents strong, approximately 84,000 employees.  

Land use planning is a tool that allows us to consider and support growth in a way that is intended to maintain Redmond’s character and strong business community.  With additional people, come additional changes, and stresses relating to land use: potential loss of open space, the need for sustained economic and environmental health, the increasing need for more efficient, thoughtful modes of transportation; affordable housing, and impacts of our neighboring communities. In short, comprehensive planning allows Redmond to anticipate those changes by managing the way we grow and plan for development that fits Redmond’s vision and values.  

With community input, the planning process considers a range of aspects including how and where businesses can invest in the future; improvements to transportation and other infrastructure; and equitable access to housing, goods, and services. 

  1. Amendment Process
  2. Requesting an Amendment
  3. Docket of Proposed Amendments
  4. Amendments Under Review
  5. New Plans & Policies

Under state law Redmond may update its Comprehensive Plan once per year.  Keeping the Comprehensive Plan updated assures that it remains a useful and relevant guide for planning Redmond’s future.

As the first step in this process, the City informs the community and city staff of the opportunity to submit proposals to amend the comprehensive and associated zoning code. After the changes are identified, the Redmond Planning Commission and then the City Council review and confirm the list of amendments (known as the “docket”) to be considered over the course of the year.  The purpose of establishing the docket is to coordinate proposed changes and to help the community track progress.  

Milestones
Establish the Scope of the Amendment PackageCity invites proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and associated Zoning Code provisions.
Staff identifies applications for proposed amendments that are complete and are recommended for review and action.
Initial City review of the cumulative effect of proposed amendments. 
Planning Commission reviews proposed amendment package, holds a public hearing and prepares a recommendation on the scope of the proposed amendment package.
City Council review and decision on the scope of the amendment package.
Review and Decision on Individual Requests for Amendments

City staff review and recommendation to Planning Commission

Planning Commission review and recommendation to City Council

City Council review and decision on individual requests

Citywide Plans and Policies

The filterable list below allows you to search through major City plans and policies.

Document Name Document Type Subject Neighborhood Status
2017-2018 Adopted Budget Budget Budget Citywide Adopted
6-Year Transportation Improvement Program Action Plan Transportation Citywide Completed
Bicycle Facilities Design Manual Standards, Specifications & Design Manuals Transportation Citywide Completed
Budgeting Priorities Budget Finance Citywide Completed
CAFR 2016 Studies and Reports Finance Citywide Completed
Capital Investment Strategy Functional Plan Finance Citywide Completed
Climate Action Plan Functional Plan Parks, Trails and Natural Resources Citywide Completed
Cost of Service and Cost Recovery Plan Studies and Reports Parks, Trails and Natural Resources Citywide Completed
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Functional Plan Public Safety Citywide Completed
Connection Redmond Implementation Strategy - 2002 Action Plan Transportation Citywide Completed
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 2015 Functional Plan Public Safety Citywide Completed
Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Code Functional Plan Planning Citywide Completed
Downtown East/West Corridor Study (DEWCS) - 2009 Studies and Reports Transportation Downtown Completed
Work Zone Traffic Control Manual Standards, Specifications & Design Manuals Transportation Citywide Completed
Long Range Financial Strategy 2018 Studies and Reports Finance Citywide Completed
Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015 Functional Plan Parks, Trails and Natural Resources Citywide Completed
Flood Hazard Management Plan Functional Plan Parks, Trails and Natural Resources Citywide Completed
Freight Mobility Survey - 2009 Studies and Reports Transportation Citywide Completed
Illumination Design Manual Standards, Specifications & Design Manuals Transportation Citywide Completed
Local Transit Study - 2010 Studies and Reports Transportation Citywide Completed
NE 40th Street Corridor Study – Executive Summary Studies and Reports Transportation Citywide Completed
North-South Corridors Study Studies and Reports Transportation Downtown Completed
Overlake Village Street Design Guidelines Standards, Specifications & Design Manuals Land Use and Development Overlake Completed
PARCC Plan 2017 Functional Plan Parks, Trails and Natural Resources Citywide Adopted
Redmond Overlake Access Ramp Interchange Justification Report -2011 Studies and Reports Transportation Overlake Completed
Regional Stormwater Facilities Plan - 2010 Functional Plan Parks, Trails and Natural Resources Citywide Completed
Standard Specifications and Details - 2019 Standard, Spec & Design Manuals Standard specifications for Road, Bridge, & Municipal Construction and Amendments Citywide Completed
Stormwater Technical Notebook (PDF) Standard, Spec & Design Manuals Utilities Citywide Completed
Temporary Construction Dewatering Operating Policy Policy Development Citywide Adopted
Traffic Counts Studies and Reports Transportation Citywide Completed
Traffic Signal Design Manual Standards, Specifications & Design Manuals Transportation Citywide Completed
Transportation Facilities Plan Functional Plan Transportation Citywide Completed
Transportation Impact Fee Technical Report - 2014 Studies and Reports Transportation Citywide Completed
Transportation Master Plan - 2005 Functional Plan Transportation Citywide Adopted
Transportation Master Plan - 2013 Functional Plan Transportation Citywide Adopted
Water/Wastewater Design Requirements Standards, Specifications & Design Manuals Land Use and Development Citywide Completed
Work Zone Traffic Control Manual Standards, Specifications & Design Manuals Transportation Citywide Completed