Comprehensive Plan Amendment

What Is It?

A Comprehensive Plan Amendment is a change to the Redmond Comprehensive Plan, the long-range plan used as a guide for the physical, economic, and social development of Redmond.
Comprehensive Plan amendments are allowable once per year under state law. As the first step in this process, the City invites interested parties to identify proposed changes. Afterward, the Redmond Planning Commission and the City Council review and confirm the list of amendments to be considered over the course of the year, including privately-initiated amendments. The purpose of establishing this list (known as the annual Comprehensive Plan Docket) is to coordinate proposed changes and to help the community track progress.
Any individual, organization, business, or other group may propose an amendment. For site-specific proposals, a minimum of 75% of property owners must confirm agreement by signing the Comprehensive Plan Amendment application. Proposals to amend the Comprehensive Plan and associated Zoning Code provisions must be received in person by the established annual deadline. Proposals received after the deadline will be considered as part of subsequent annual docketing processes.

For further information see the Comprehensive Plan Amendment document page.  

How Much Does It Cost?

There is no fee for Comprehensive Plan Amendment application requested during the annual docketing process. SEPA application fees may apply and can be found in the SEPA fee schedule

How Long Does It Take?

The review process depends on several factors, including the:

  • Docket schedule for Comprehensive Plan amendments approved by the City Council
  • The size of the annual docket approved by the City Council
  • Complexity of the proposal
  • Quality of plans and project documentation 

Steps to Get Your Application Approved

Consultation with Long Range Planning staff is required prior to submitting an application. The purpose of the staff consultation is to:
  • Review the proposal
  • Answer questions
  • Preliminarily identify consistency issues
  • Ensure application completeness
  • Review deadlines for the annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment process

The Redmond Planning Commission holds a public hearing and makes a recommendation to the Redmond City Council on all proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments. Click here for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment application.