Annexation and Regional Planning

Cooperation between cities is important to provide for efficient service delivery and to prevent wasteful duplication of services and public facilities. The City of Redmond works with other jurisdictions to plan for land uses and infrastructure in areas surrounding the city. Conversely, King County and adjacent cities’ plans, regulations, and development affect Redmond.

Maintaining a view of this larger context enables Redmond to relate plans within the city limits to broader regional policies and issues. Annexation policies will enable Redmond to accommodate future growth while protecting rural and agricultural areas that lie outside the Urban Growth Area.

The King County Countywide Planning Policies require cities to designate Potential Annexation Areas (PAAs) in collaboration with King County and adjacent cities, and in consultation with the residents and property owners in the affected areas. This has been accomplished and no major revision is expected in the near future. Redmond's potential areas for annexation have been pre-zoned to ease the annexation process and ensure neighborhoods are incorporated seamlessly. Calling out areas that can annex into Redmond allows Redmond to add growth in a logical manner. Also, it enables Redmond to ensure residences are provided with a full range of quality urban services.

More Information

Here are some answers to questions about annexation, taxes and fees.

Jason Rogers, Senior Planner, 425-556-2414.  

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