Housing Choice
Housing Choice:
City role: indirect
 Three measures: number of single-family homes permitted by unit size; total number of housing units; number of housing units permitted that are cottages, accessory dwellings, size-limited, senior, or mixed-use.

Single-family home size.  The median new single-family home (attached and detached) in Redmond measured 2,730 square feet in 2013, an increase of 161 square feet from 2012. The percentage of single-family homes less than 2,500 square feet shown above is inclusive of attached housing types. The highest number of permits issued was for single-family homes between 3,000-3,499 square feet. The Redmond community values variety in home type and size. The City undertakes initiatives consistent with that goal, such as allowing cottage homes and attached single-family homes through the neighborhood planning process.

Single-Family Home Size
Single-Family Home Size

Housing supply.  The total housing supply in Redmond grew by 83 single-family homes and 19 multi-family homes in 2013. The total has increased by 4,624 homes since 2000.

Innovative housing types.  There were 387 housing units permitted in innovative categories (cottages, size-limited homes, single-family attached housing, etc.) in 2013. Of these, 2 were single-family attached homes and 385 were mixed-use homes in Downtown Redmond.

Source: Planning Department

Updated January 2014

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Jeff Churchill

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