Sunday, October 12, 2014

City to Host Community Workshop Regarding Future Urban Design Standards

Redmond, WA -  On Monday, October 20, 2014, the City of Redmond will host a community workshop regarding the future of the City’s urban design standards, and the public is invited to attend. The workshop will take place at City Hall in Bytes CafĂ© from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Public feedback gained from the workshop will be used to develop recommendations for a rewrite of the current design standards in the City of Redmond Zoning Code that will take place in 2015. The purpose of Redmond’s design standards is to create a built environment that is consistent with the City’s strengths and assets as well as the community’s vision for its future.

The City would like to update its urban design standards and wants citizens to be part of the process.

Workshop objective:
• Conduct a community workshop that inspires dialogue
   and design feedback from citizens.
• Foster discussions that encourage people to tell us
   what they think is great and what design elements 
   they think encompasses the look and character of
• Collect design ideas for new buildings, public spaces
   along streets and landscape appearance.

The community workshop will include:
• A visual preference survey for participants to identify
  what they like or don’t like about development projects.
• Evaluate recent development projects and learn about
   design issues important to Redmond’s two urban
   centers: Downtown and Overlake.
• Review case studies from peer communities.

All citizens, regardless of architectural experience, are encouraged to attend and provide their input on the quality and effectiveness of the City’s current design standards in Redmond. For information please contact Dennis Lisk at 425-556-2471 or

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