Tuesday, April 12, 2016

City hosts an April 21 public meeting to comment on the Downtown Historic Core

Redmond, WA – The public will have opportunities to provide feedback on proposed amendments to policies and regulations that will guide new development in Redmond’s first business district, the Historic Core. 

“The Historic Core is a special place including over 100 years of architectural history and is part of Redmond’s unique identity,” said Mayor John Marchione. “The Historic Core Plan will bring together new and historic in a cohesive way that embraces the City’s individual story.” 

The Historic Core is centered on Leary Way and includes the area from Bear Creek Parkway to NE 80th Street and from the Downtown Park to 164th Avenue NE. Half of the City’s 16 historic landmark buildings are located in the Historic Core, and proposed amendments to policies and regulations will guide new development in relationship to these and other buildings that contribute to the Historic Core’s character. 

Opportunities for the public to review and comment on proposed amendments include: 

• An open house on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm at City Hall (Bytes CafĂ©), 15670 NE 85th Street. The event will include a brief presentation, materials for review and comment, and opportunity for discussion; and 

• The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 pm on April 27, 2016. 

The Planning Commission will consider additional proposed updates for the Historic Core through September 2016 and will hold public hearings periodically during this time. For more information, seehttp://redmond.gov/Government/PublicHearingNotices

For questions and more information contact Kimberly Dietz, Senior Planner, atkdietz@redmond.gov or 425-556-2415. 

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