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Redmond sets hearing on SW area plan

On Monday, April 7th, at 7:00pm at the Redmond City Council Chambers, 777 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond, the Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing to take testimony on the draft 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.

Over the past year, the City of Redmond Community Development Department has been 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 point where the work of these groups, along with public input, has been refined into a draft planning document. 

The overall goal is to develop 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."  "As the Planning Manager for Redmond, I invite all citizens to attend this public hearing."  At the public hearing, oral and written testimony will be accepted on the draft Southwest Area Plan.

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