Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite

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Stakeholder feedback on preliminary draft recommendations, refer to FORUM below, ended on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Additional stakeholder feedback will be requested following staff's drafting of proposed amendment language, approximately March or April 2021.

The 2020-2021 phase of the Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite (RZCRW) involves a "foundational" update to the code. Work will focus on streamlining the City’s Zoning Code, strengthening its foundation in support of affordable housing, improving its clarity and conciseness, and enhancing economic development opportunities and flexibility. In response to the City's long-term recovery from COVID-19, this phase also provides a few amendments supporting the City's economic conditions.

This work is part of a multi-year plan to rewrite the Redmond's Zoning Code. Additional phases will continue to establish a clear and concise code and to coordinate with other City actions including the Housing Action Plan, Comprehensive Plan periodic update (2050), and a periodic update to the Transportation Master Plan.

This process is being facilitated by City staff using a methodical approach to implement small changes throughout the longer-term project lifecycle.

Additional work is underway to improve the Code's use of definitions and to establish a consistent, predictable code maintenance plan.

Stakeholder feedback on preliminary draft recommendations, refer to FORUM below, ended on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Additional stakeholder feedback will be requested following staff's drafting of proposed amendment language, approximately March or April 2021.

The 2020-2021 phase of the Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite (RZCRW) involves a "foundational" update to the code. Work will focus on streamlining the City’s Zoning Code, strengthening its foundation in support of affordable housing, improving its clarity and conciseness, and enhancing economic development opportunities and flexibility. In response to the City's long-term recovery from COVID-19, this phase also provides a few amendments supporting the City's economic conditions.

This work is part of a multi-year plan to rewrite the Redmond's Zoning Code. Additional phases will continue to establish a clear and concise code and to coordinate with other City actions including the Housing Action Plan, Comprehensive Plan periodic update (2050), and a periodic update to the Transportation Master Plan.

This process is being facilitated by City staff using a methodical approach to implement small changes throughout the longer-term project lifecycle.

Additional work is underway to improve the Code's use of definitions and to establish a consistent, predictable code maintenance plan.

  • First Stakeholder Feedback Request Ending on January 18 at 8:00 a.m.

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    15 Jan 2021
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    This first phase of stakeholder feedback requests will end at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2021.

    Staff will then begin drafting proposed amendment language based on the draft recommended changes and input received during this phase.

    The project team looks forward to seeking additional feedback in March or April 2021 on the proposed amendment language.

    Please continue to reach out to the project team with questions and thoughts for the next phase of the RZC Rewrite -- a multi-year effort toward a more streamlined, clear, and concise code.

    Thank you again for your feedback during this phase.

  • Virtual Sessions for Stakeholders in Early January 2021

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    29 Dec 2020
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    Please join the Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite team for virtual project sessions to learn more about the proposed draft recommendations and provide feedback.

    Virtual sessions include:

    • January 12, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. - project presentation followed by question and answer session (MS TEAMS)
    • January 14, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. - open office hours (MS TEAMS)
    • January 15, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. - open office hours (MS TEAMS)


    Please RSVP to Kim Dietz, kdietz@redmond.gov to attend any or all of the sessions.

  • Thank You for Your Feedback

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    22 Dec 2020
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    Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding the draft proposed recommendations for the Redmond Zoning Code rewrite - phase 1.

    In January, staff will begin refining the recommendations to reflect your input. These refinements and further code drafting will continue into March 2021.

    Thereafter, the team will present the proposed amendments to code language and format, demonstrating this first phase of changes again for your feedback.

    Please let us know of any additional questions and comments during this time to help the team finalize this first phase of foundational code improvements.

  • Seeking Stakeholder Feedback on Preliminary Draft Recommendations

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    The project team for the Redmond Zoning Code Rewrite is seeking feedback from stakeholders including developers, business and property owners, community agencies, cultural organizations, and Redmond's faith-based network regarding the preliminary draft recommendations.

    Stakeholder feedback is requested by the end of the December 2020, allowing staff to develop and refine code amendments during the first quarter of 2021.


    Please email your feedback to kdietz@redmond.gov.

  • Appreciating Stakeholder Comments and Emails -- What Is Next?

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    It is valuable for the project team to receive your feedback to help us draft code amendments that work well and support Redmond's community.

    Following this involvement phase, the project team will begin drafting code amendment language for each of the Rewrite's seven primary components. Your feedback today will inform the drafting process during January thru March of 2021.

    Thank you again for your time and insights today.