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. 

Annual Docket Applications Due


The application period for the 2021-2022 Docket Cycle closed on April 1, 2021.  Information on the current docket cycle can be found here. 

NOTE:  The City of Redmond will not be accepting applications in 2022 (2022-2023 Docket Cycle) or 2023 (2023-2024 Docket Cycle) for Comprehensive Plan Amendments as the City is currently undertaking the periodic review of the Comprehensive Plan required under RCW 36.70A.130.  We encourage you to submit your ideas and requests as part of the Redmond 2050 Comprehensive Plan Update.

  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
Diagram - Vision adopted in Comprehensive Plan; actions in Functional Plans; then implemented

Citywide Plans and Policies

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

  1. Document NameDocument TypeSubjectNeighborhoodStatus
    2019-2020 Adopted BudgetBudgetBudgetCitywideAdopted
    6-Year Transportation Improvement ProgramAction PlanTransportationCitywideAdopted
    Bicycle Facilities Design ManualStandards, Specifications & Design ManualsTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Budgeting PrioritiesBudgetFinanceCitywideCompleted
    CAFR 2016Studies and ReportsFinanceCitywideCompleted
    Capital Investment StrategyFunctional PlanFinanceCitywideCompleted
    Climate Action PlanFunctional PlanParks, Trails and Natural ResourcesCitywideCompleted
    Comprehensive Emergency Management PlanFunctional PlanPublic SafetyCitywideCompleted
    Comprehensive Plan & Zoning CodeFunctional PlanPlanningCitywideCompleted
    Connection Redmond Implementation Strategy - 2002Action PlanTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Cost of Service and Cost Recovery PlanStudies and ReportsParks, Trails and Natural ResourcesCitywideCompleted
    Downtown East/West Corridor Study (DEWCS) - 2009Studies and ReportsTransportationDowntownCompleted
    Facilities Strategic Management PlanFunctional PlanParks, Trails and Natural ResourcesCitywideAdopted
    Flood Hazard Management PlanFunctional PlanParks, Trails and Natural ResourcesCitywideCompleted
    Freight Mobility Survey - 2009Studies and ReportsTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015Functional PlanParks, Trails and Natural ResourcesCitywideCompleted
    Illumination Design ManualStandards, Specifications & Design ManualsTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Local Transit Study - 2010Studies and ReportsTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Long Range Financial Strategy 2018Studies and ReportsFinanceCitywideCompleted
    NE 40th Street Corridor Study – Executive SummaryStudies and ReportsTransportationCitywideCompleted
    North-South Corridors StudyStudies and ReportsTransportationDowntownCompleted
    Overlake Village Street Design GuidelinesStandards, Specifications & Design ManualsLand Use and DevelopmentOverlakeCompleted
    PARCC Plan 2017Functional PlanParks, Trails and Natural ResourcesCitywideAdopted
    Redmond Overlake Access Ramp Interchange Justification Report -2011Studies and ReportsTransportationOverlakeCompleted
    Regional Stormwater Facilities Plan - 2010Functional PlanParks, Trails and Natural ResourcesCitywideCompleted
    Standard Specifications and Details (Revised) - 2020
    Standard Specifications and Details - 2020
    Previous: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
    Standard, Spec & Design ManualsLand Use and DevelopmentCitywideCompleted
    Stormwater Technical Notebook - 2019a
    Previous: 2019, 2017a, 2017, 2012, 2010
    Standard, Spec & Design ManualsDesign & Permitting RequirementsCitywideCompleted
    Temporary Construction Dewatering Operating PolicyPolicyLand Use and DevelopmentCitywideAdopted
    Traffic CountsStudies and ReportsTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Traffic Signal Design ManualStandards, Specifications & Design ManualsTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Transportation Facilities PlanFunctional PlanTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Transportation Impact Fee Technical Report - 2014Studies and ReportsTransportationCitywideCompleted
    Transportation Master Plan - 2013
    Previous: 2005
    Functional PlanTransportationCitywideAdopted
    Water/Wastewater Design RequirementsStandards, Specifications & Design ManualsLand Use and DevelopmentCitywideCompleted
    Work Zone Traffic Control ManualStandards, Specifications & Design ManualsTransportationCitywideCompleted