Update to Redmond's Comprehensive Plan
We’re making plans for the next 20 years…! As described in the Fall 2010 FOCUS, the City of Redmond has initiated a Comprehensive Plan review and update in response to Redmond policies and state Growth Management Act requirements. This periodic update to the Comprehensive Plan will enable Redmond to thrive according to the community’s vision through 2030. In addition, the City’s Transportation Master Plan is being updated and both will be complete by December, 2011.
The organizing theme for the updates is that of sustainability, defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Last November, 85 Redmond residents and others came together at the Livable Redmond event to share ideas about what sustainability means here in the Redmond. The Comprehensive Plan will integrate these ideas into policies that address sustainability, becoming the guide for future actions during the next 20 years.
Livable Redmond Event
What's Next? Upcoming Review of Elements:
Spring and summer 2011 will be full of activity, with the Planning Commission review of several major elements of the Comprehensive Plan. We encourage your participation and one of the key ways to participate is by providing feedback during Planning Commission review. The overall update to the Comprehensive Plan will be accomplished by reviewing each element, or chapter of the Plan. Changes will add and refine sustainability concepts, reflect City actions or studies since the last update in 2004 or other changes in conditions, and respond to changes in the Growth Management Act or regional plans since 2004.
As each element is reviewed by the Planning Commission, there will be public hearings with opportunity to provide comments, both orally and in writing. Please check the Planning Commission page on the City's website for a list of elements to be reviewed by the Planning Commission during Spring of 2011.
To date, the Planning Commission has completed its initial review of several elements including the following:
- Annexation and Regional Planning
- Neighborhoods (Introduction to the element)
- Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
- Human Services
Many Ways to Provide Input
The Planning Commission seeks comments through public hearings and also reserves up to 15 minutes at the beginning of each meeting for public comment.
Comments can be provided in person or in writing:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail:
City of Redmond
Planning Commission, Department of Planning and Community Development,
MS 4SPL, PO Box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710
For more information,
contact project leads: