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File #: AM No. 20-155   
Type: Staff Report Status: Presented
File created: 10/30/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Redmond 2050 Quarterly Update- November 2050
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Presentation

TO: Members of the City Council

FROM: Mayor Angela Birney

DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):

Planning and Community Development

Carol Helland

425-556-2107

 

DEPARTMENT STAFF:

Planning and Community Development

Beverly Mesa-Zendt

Deputy Director

Planning and Community Development

Jeff Churchill

Transportation Strategic Advisor

Planning and Community Development

Beckye Frey

Senior Planner

Planning and Community Development

Caroline Chapman

Senior Planner

 

 

TITLE:

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Redmond 2050 Quarterly Update- November 2050

 

OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

recommendation

Staff will provide a quarterly update on the Redmond 2050 Periodic Review of the Comprehensive Plan.

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  Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached

 

 

REQUESTED ACTION:

 

  Receive Information                                            Provide Direction                                            Approve

 

 

REQUEST RATIONALE:

 

                     Relevant Plans/Policies:

Redmond Comprehensive Plan, Redmond Transportation Master Plan, implementing functional and strategic plans, and zoning regulations.

                     Required:

The Growth Management Act requires that Washington cities and counties periodically review and, if needed, revise its comprehensive plan and development regulations every eight years. For King County cities the periodic review must be completed by June 30, 2024, per
WAC 365-196-610.

                     Council Request:

The City Council requested quarterly reports on project milestones, staff progress, and public involvement.

 

                     Other Key Facts:

Staff will provide updates on the following key project components:

1.                     Virtual Lobby - The Virtual Lobby will inform the public about Redmond 2050 and elicit input on the following topics:

                     Community priorities for sustainability;

                     Pains and Gains - aspirations and concerns for the future of Redmond;

                     Transportation vision, values, and priorities; and

                     Environmental analysis/review scoping in accordance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), chapter 43.21C RCW;

2.                     Upcoming parametric modeling;

3.                     Community Advisory Committee kick-off;

4.                     Upcoming Existing Conditions Reports; and

5.                     Growth Targets.

 

OUTCOMES:

Early public involvement will inform and guide goals and policy updates for the Comprehensive Plan by helping to identify:

                     Community priorities for future development;

                     Where future growth should be directed;

                     How the transportation system should evolve to advance the community’s vision; and

                     Environmental concerns and priorities for analysis.

 

The outcome will be a Comprehensive Plan that reflects the community’s vision for the future of Redmond.

 

COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND INVOLVEMENT:

 

                     Timeline (previous or planned):

Community involvement opportunities are active for the Visioning and SEPA components of this project.  The first round of “Gains & Pains” activities will be live through the first week of November (questionnaire and a mapping favorite places exercise); the SEPA questionnaire will be live through November 25.  A virtual community workshop has been scheduled for November 18. 

                     Outreach Methods and Results:

Outreach methods will include:

Ø                     Press Release

Ø                     Social Media

Ø                     Posters & Yard Signs

Ø                     Emails to City eNews, Redmond2050, and Parks & Recreation list

Ø                     Emails to partner organizations

Ø                     Virtual Lobby (3D & alternative versions)

Ø                     Community Advisory Committee input

Ø                     November 18, 2020, Community Workshop

 

                     Feedback Summary:

A summary of early involvement will be provided to City Council at the next quarterly update scheduled for March 2021.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

 

Total Cost:

N/A This is a briefing only

 

Approved in current biennial budget:                                            Yes                                            No                                            N/A

 

Budget Offer Number:

N/A

 

Budget Priority:

Vibrant and Connected

 

Other budget impacts or additional costs:                       Yes                                            No                                            N/A

If yes, explain:

Visioning and Environmental Analysis. On August 18, 2020, the City Council approved contracts with IBI Group (Community Visioning) and Berk Consulting (Environmental Analysis). The total contract amount of $480,000 will be spent over multiple years.   The $218,000 of funding required for 2020 is budgeted in the current biennium and the remaining amount, obligated for the 2021-2022, will be carried forward into the next biennial budget - Budget Offer Number 000250. 

 

Transportation Master Plan Update: $200,000 was approved in the 2019-20 biennium, the majority of which is unspent and will carry-over to 2021-22; an additional $50,000 is proposed for the 2021-2022 biennium in Budget Offer 000343. This funding is from transportation impact fees and supports transportation demand modeling and cost estimating.

 

Funding source(s):

General Fund and Transportation Impact Fees

 

Budget/Funding Constraints:

N/A

  Additional budget details attached

 

 

COUNCIL REVIEW:

 

Previous Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

11/10/2020

Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works

Receive Information

 

 

 

Proposed Upcoming Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

N/A

None proposed at this time

N/A

 

Time Constraints:

In accordance with RCW 36.70A.130, King County, and all the cities in King County must complete the periodic review no later than June 30, 2024. A Phase One completion date is expected no later than the fourth quarter of 2022. This is a quarterly update on a multi-year project.

 

ANTICIPATED RESULT IF NOT APPROVED:

Informational Only

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment A: Redmond Quarterly Update Presentation - November 2020