What will Redmond Look Like in 20 Years?
City Seeks input on Community Vision
The City of Redmond is launching Redmond 2040, a citywide community engagement effort to update its Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan sets specific goals that guide growth in the community over the next 20 years. Community members will have many opportunities throughout the summer to share their thoughts on what makes Redmond unique, what is important to preserve and what they would like to see changed.
Interested residents can visit the project website at www.redmond2040.com to participate in the following activities and events:
- Participate online. Follow links on the project website to an online survey and interactive map to share your thoughts about Redmond today and in the future.
- Host a community conversation. Community organizations, groups and clubs are invited to request a vision session or host their own using a “community conversation kit” available on the website.
- Sign up for email updates. Learn more about the project and sign up for updates on the latest news and events.
“We hope to reach as many people as possible this summer by bringing this project to them at their schools, service clubs, and community events,” said John Roberts, Deputy City Manager. “The Redmond 2040 Vision is the foundation of the Comprehensive Plan.” City leaders use the Plan to prepare for and manage population growth; guiding public investments; and informing decisions regarding infrastructure, business development, housing, transportation, parks, and more.
Redmond last updated its Comprehensive Plan in 2000. Since then, the City has grown to 30,000 and is expected to grow to more than 48,000 by 2040. The challenge – and opportunity – is to create strategies that preserve and improve assets like Redmond’s thriving industrial businesses, the downtown core, distinct neighborhood identities, and access to outdoor recreation amenities like the Dry Canyon.
More details about community events will be announced on the Redmond 2040 website as they approach.
For more information, contact Deborah McMahon, Planning Manager (541) 923-7724 or email Deborah.McMahon@ci.redmond.or.us.