Redmond Considers Mixed Use Plan Surrounding Ridgeview High School

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On Wednesday, July 17 from 6-8pm at the Redmond City Hall, the City of Redmond will conduct a public meeting to discuss the Redmond Southwest Area Plan being developed for the area surrounding Ridgeview High School. All citizens are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting to find out more about the planning process to date, to offer input and to find out ways in which they can help with this effort.

 

In January of this year, the City of Redmond Community Development Department began planning for the southwest portion of the city, including areas within the City limits, the Urban Growth Boundary and the Urban Reserve.

For the past several months the City staff has been working with both a Citizens and Technical Advisory Group to prepare and refine plans. The planning process is at a mid-point, with basic land use designations and primary public facilities having been drafted. The overall goal is a comprehensive land use plan that integrates a variety of land uses with supporting amenities such as bicycle and pedestrian trails, parks, and schools.

The plan will include areas for single family residential neighborhoods, multi-family development, and mixed-use areas that will provide opportunities for small-scale neighborhood commercial uses to be developed in conjunction with housing.

Additionally, there will specific goals, policies and design requirements created as part of the plan to further direct future development. Upon finishing the Southwest Area Plan, this portion of Redmond will be poised for future development that results in the creation of complete neighborhoods that are attractive, desirable and assets to the community.

In order to have an effective planning process and develop a plan that is responsive to community needs, the process necessitates community involvement and public input. At the public meeting, the draft land use designation maps and initial design concepts will be available for review, along with opportunities to ask questions and provide comments to City staff and members of the Citizen and Technical Advisory Groups.

Contact:           James J. Lewis, Planning Manager, City of Redmond

Phone:             541-923-7724

Fax:                  541-548-0706

e-mail:             James.Lewis@ci.redmond.or.us

information:    www.ci.redmond.or.us

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