2020 Comprehensive Plan

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(The following text is the Introduction to the plan. Click Here to view the entire plan in the original, printable pdf format)

BACKGROUND
THE REDMOND URBAN AREA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Redmond's Comprehensive land use planning, required by Oregon law, creates goals and policies that support good jobs and affordable homes, protects natural resources, and preserves historic buildings.

The Comprehensive Plan is a guide to the future growth, development and redevelopment of the Redmond urban area within a framework of goals and policies consistent with the physical characteristics, ideas and resources of the community.

The Goals and Policies respond to the needs and conditions which exist presently and will provide the initial guidance for future City programs, major capital projects and other funding decisions for the next 20+ years.

Redmond's planning challenge is to reinforce and strengthen the livability of our community in the face of rapid regional growth.

STATE LAND USE PLANNING REQUIREMENTS

Comprehensive land use planning in Oregon was mandated by the 1973 Legislature with the adoption of Senate Bill 100 (ORS Chapter 197). Under this Act, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) was created and directed to adopt state-wide planning Goals and Guidelines. These Goals and Guidelines were adopted by LCDC in December 1974 and became effective January 1, 1975.

LAND USE GOALS
To date nineteen Goals have been adopted; twelve of these apply to the Redmond Urban Area. The remaining goals apply to coastal areas or areas outside a designated urban growth boundary. ( See the entire plan for the list of goals).

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP

The Comprehensive Plan Map shows the type, location and density of land development and redevelopment permitted in the future. The Comprehensive Plan Map is the same as the Zoning Map. (CLICK for PDF of 2020 Comp Plan Map)

THE DEVELOPMENT CODE

The Development Code is not a part of the Comprehensive Plan. Rather, it is the major implementation tool of the Comprehensive Plan. LCDC Goals and Guidelines require . . . ordinances controlling the use and construction on the land, such as building codes, sign ordinances, subdivision and zoning ordinances . . . be adopted to carry out the Plan.

REVIEW AND UPDATING THE PLAN

No comprehensive plan or map can remain completely appropriate for twenty years. The attitudes and desires of people change, as well as economics and technology. Redmond's Comprehensive Plan will undergo a major review as required by state law periodically to assure that it remains an up-to-date and workable framework for development. If rapidly changing conditions indicate that reconsideration of the Plan's Goals and Policies is warranted between the required Periodic Review periods, modifications may be initiated by the City Council or Planning Commission at any time. Any citizen or group may request the Council or Commission to initiate a Plan amendment, but formal direction for study may only come from these official bodies.