Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Opportunities for Public Input on Future of Downtown's Historic Core

REDMOND, WA - The City is seeking feedback from the public on a final set of proposed amendments affecting Redmond’s first business district, the Historic Core. These amendments to policies and regulations are under review, and they will guide new development in the Core.   
Credit:  Redmond Historical Society
“An exciting story continues to unfold through people who live, work, and visit Downtown’s Historic Core,” said Mayor John Marchione. “Through careful and collaborative planning of the Core’s architecture and infrastructure, we can all enjoy a vibrant and cherished Downtown for people of all ages and interests.”
Redmond’s Historic Core is on Leary Way from Bear Creek Parkway to NE 80th Street and from the Downtown Park to 164th Avenue NE. The plan for the Historic Core will ultimately include updated policies, revised regulations and design standards, a promotional program, and informational guides on topics such as how to set up a new business.
The majority of Redmond’s 16 historic landmark buildings are within the Historic Core. The proposed amendments will guide new development in a manner that is consistent with the City’s vision for Downtown and also the District’s traditional character and nature of the landmarks that date back to 1870. 
The Planning Commission will consider the final portion of proposed Historic Core updates during October and November. Opportunities for the public to review and comment on the proposed amendments include:
  • An open house on Monday, August 15, 2016, from 5 to 7 pm at City Hall (Bytes CafĂ©), 15670 NE 85th Street. The event will include materials for review and comment; and
  • Public hearing at 7 pm on November 9, 2016
For more information on the Planning Commission see redmond.gov/Government/PublicHearingNotices, and visit www.redmond.gov/history for additional information regarding the Historic Core.
For questions and more information contact Kimberly Dietz, Senior Planner, atkdietz@redmond.gov or 425-556-2415.  This press release is available on www.redmond.gov    

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