On Thursday, Oct. 3, the city of Redmond invites the community to a Vision Summit from 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. at Redmond City Hall, 411 SW Ninth Street.
The Vision Summit will showcase the results of the city’s extensive community engagement conducted over the last six months, soliciting input for Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan update. The updated plan will guide growth and development in Redmond for the next 20 years.
Since May, community members have participated in events, community conversations, and online surveys to share their vision for how Redmond should grow and change over the next 20 years.
The Vision Summit will provide an opportunity for the community to review the draft Comprehensive Plan Vision Statement, and participate in an interactive, map-based workshop to identify key land use opportunities and future development scenarios.
This event provides community members another chance to shape what they want Redmond to look like and be like over the next 20 years, ” said John Roberts, Deputy City Manager. “Attendees will work alongside a facilitator, mapping out several different growth possibilities and experience first-hand how they align with their values and vision for Redmond’s future.”
The Comprehensive Plan is Redmond’s primary land use planning document, establishing a series of goals and policies that guide future growth and development. City leaders use the Plan to manage expected population and employment growth, coordinate public investments and make decisions about new shops and businesses, housing and neighborhoods, transportation, parks and trails, and more.
Redmond last updated its comprehensive plan nearly 20 years ago. Since then, the City has experienced pronounced growth and development. Today, Redmond is a community of 30,000 and is expected to grow to more than 50,000 by 2040. The challenge – and opportunity – is to create strategies that respond to this regional growth while preserving and improving assets like Redmond’s thriving agriculture and industrial businesses, distinct neighborhood identities, unparalleled access to nature and outdoor recreation, and important public spaces like the Dry Canyon and other civic amenities.
For more information, contact Deborah McMahon, Planning Manager at (541) 923-7724 or visit www.redmond2040.com.