Historic Preservation

Old Town Historic Core Plan Underway In 2014

We want your perspective regarding Old Town's historic core in Redmond's Downtown.  The historic core includes the area from the Justice White house at Leary Way and NE 76th to NE 80th Street and from the Stone House to 164th Avenue NE.

Share your thoughts here - questionnaire link

Save the Date for Walk & Talk & Nuts & Bolts of Old Town's Historic Core
Please add you June 6, 2014 to your calendar for the first community event regarding the Historic Core Plan.  From 5:00pm to 7:30pm, we will work together to consider the character and built environment and to identify constructive enhancements that can emphasize and revitalize historic character.

Old Town


Redmond Receives Award for Success in Historic Restoration at the 12th Annual John D. Spellman Awards

2012 Spellman AwardMayor Marchione, members of the Redmond Rotary, City officials, and staff accepted an award from King County Executive Dow Constantine on May 24, 2012 for restoration of the Anderson Park picnic shelter.  A grant from the Redmond Rotary and the City's Heritage Restoration and Preservation Grant program helped the restoration project take place. 






Anderson Picnic Shelter 2011 RestorationDetailed efforts in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration and Reconstruction Projects restored this structure using techniques that represent those of the shelter's original construction.  By matching wood type and ring-count and by using hand tools to work the wood, the contractor created an authentic representation of Redmond history while helping to support park visitors today and in the future.

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Adaptive Reuse in Old Town (Redmond's Downtown)

Continuing the National Preservation Month celebration, regional experts in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable architecture presented to property owners of historic properties on May 14, 2011. 

Program Overview

The City of Redmond established a Historic Preservation program in 2000.
The program includes:

Nationally Recognized

In 2006, the City was nationally recognized as a Preserve America Community by then-First Lady, Laura Bush. The "Preserve America" initiative was a White House and now a National Parks Service program to encourage and support community efforts to preserve America's cultural and natural heritage. Preserve America initiatives include: a greater shared knowledge about the nation's past; strengthened regional identities and local pride; increased local participation for preservation of the country's cultural and natural heritage; and support for economic vitality of American communities.

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Contact: Kimberly Dietz - 425-556-2415