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File #: AM No. 21-041   
Type: Staff Report Status: Presented
File created: 1/29/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/16/2021 Final action: 3/16/2021
Title: Redmond 2050 Quarterly Update - First Quarter 2021
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Community Involvement Summary, 3. Attachment B: 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

Long Range Planning Manager

Planning and Community Development

Beckye Frey

Principal Planner

Planning and Community Development

Caroline Chapman

Senior Planner

 

 

TITLE:

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Redmond 2050 Quarterly Update - First Quarter 2021

OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

recommendation

Staff will provide a quarterly update on the Redmond 2050 Periodic Review of the Comprehensive Plan at the City Council’s March 16, 2021 business meeting. Topics to be covered in the staff report include:

                     Community Involvement Summary for 2020, and

                     Existing Conditions Report.

 

At the Council’s March 23 Study Session, staff will ask Council, “What is missing?” from the set of policy considerations in the draft Existing Conditions Report, delivered to Council on February 9. After receiving Council input staff will finalize the reports and begin to develop draft updates to Comprehensive Plan elements.

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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 Redmond Zoning Code.

 

 

                     Required:

The Growth Management Act requires that Washington cities and counties periodically review and, if needed, revise their comprehensive plans 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:

 

First and Second Quarter Activities and Initiatives

First Quarter Activities

Second Quarter Activities

Completion of the Existing Conditions Report draft 1.0 Outreach to small- and minority-owned businesses Monthly Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings Monthly Planning Commission briefings Future population and employment growth modeling Public input on the form of growth Public input on Redmond 2050 themes Overlake Neighborhood Plan update kick-off Completion of the base-year travel demand model Selection of travel demand modeling consultant

Completion of Existing Conditions Report  Monthly CAC meetings Monthly Planning Commission meetings  Sharing population and employment growth model outputs Continued public input on Redmond 2050 themes Public input on growth alternatives Technical Advisory Committee kick-off Stakeholder outreach for Overlake Plan update Developing policy options and alternatives for Phase 1 elements Integration of Climate Vulnerability Assessment Begin drafting updated Phase 1 elements Council authorization of travel demand modeling contract

 

OUTCOMES:

Completion of periodic review of the Comprehensive Plan, Redmond 2050, on schedule with state-mandated deadlines will result in compliance with Growth Management Act requirements. Additionally, first and second quarter work, identified here, will contribute greatly to ensuring updates to the Comprehensive Plan reflect the community’s vision for the future of Redmond.

 

COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND INVOLVEMENT:

 

                     Timeline (previous or planned):

Previous (Q1 2021)

                     Form of Growth questionnaire: design principles

                     Form of Growth questionnaire: look and feel

                     Themes discussion board

                     Small and minority-owned business focus group

                     Community stakeholder interviews

Planned (Q2 2021) - methods to be determined

                     Themes (continued)

                     Growth alternatives

                     Overlake Plan update needs

                     Policy options and alternatives

                     Outreach Methods and Results:

Outreach methods have included or will include:

                     Press release

                     Social media

                     Posters & yard signs

                     Emails to City eNews, Redmond2050, and Parks & Recreation lists

                     Emails to partner organizations

                     Virtual Lobby (3D & alternative versions)

                     Community Advisory Committee input

                     Technical Advisory Committee input

                     Community and small group workshops

                     Feedback Summary:

See Attachment A for a retrospective of 2020 community outreach that focuses on what staff learned about who has participated to-date, and how staff are adjusting outreach methods to reach those who are underrepresented among participants. Summaries of specific engagement activities can be found online at Redmond.gov/1495/Engagement-Summaries <http://www.redmond.gov/1495/Engagement-Summaries>.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

 

Total Cost:

$4,535,222 is the total appropriation to the Community and Economic Development offer and is where most staff expenses related to Redmond 2050 are budgeted. A portion of this budget offer is for consultant contracts that the Council authorized with IBI Group for visioning ($190,000) and BERK for State Environmental Policy Act analysis ($290,000).

 

Approved in current biennial budget:                                            Yes                                            No                                            N/A

 

Budget Offer Number:

000250 Community and Economic Development

 

Budget Priority:

Vibrant and Connected

 

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

If yes, explain:

N/A

 

Funding source(s):

General Fund

 

Budget/Funding Constraints:

N/A

 

  Additional budget details attached

COUNCIL REVIEW:

 

Previous Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

10/6/2020

Business Meeting

Approve

11/17/2020

Business Meeting

Receive Information

3/9/2021

Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works

Receive Information

 

Proposed Upcoming Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

3/23/2021

Study Session

Provide Direction

 

Time Constraints:

All Phase I and Phase II updates to the Comprehensive Plan must be completed no later than June 30, 2024.

 

 

ANTICIPATED RESULT IF NOT APPROVED:

Staff is not requesting action at this time.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment A: Community Involvement Summary | 2020 Overview

Attachment B: Presentation Slides