The City of Redmond will host an open house on Thursday, August 22 from 4-6pm as part of the Redmond 2040 citywide community engagement effort. Community members will have the opportunity to engage with city employees and provide input on what key concepts should guide Redmond’s future growth, what makes Redmond unique, what’s important to preserve and what they would like to see changed.
The Redmond 2040 campaign is a way for the city to receive and consolidate resident input in order to make informed policy changes to its Comprehensive Plan, which will set specific goals that guide growth in the community over the next 20 years.
“It is critical citizens get involved in the planning and design of their community. This open house will provide a fantastic venue to engage citizens in a planning effort that will help guide the vision for the future Redmond,” said Deborah McMahon, planning manager.
Redmond last updated its Comprehensive Plan in 2000. Since then, the City has grown to 30,000 and is expected to grow to more than 48,000 by 2040. The challenge — and opportunity — is to create strategies that preserve and improve assets like Redmond’s thriving industrial businesses, the downtown core, distinct neighborhood identities and access to outdoor recreation amenities like the Dry Canyon.
If unable to attend, residents are encouraged to provide feedback on the project website at redmond2040.com. The website features several project resources as well as a short survey designed to solicit the community’s vision for Redmond.