ABOUT THE COMMISSION
Redmond Union High School, built in 1920, was recently remodeled into the Redmond City Hall
The Redmond Historic Landmarks Commission was created on February 22, 2011 by City Ordinance 2011-01.
The City of Redmond’s Community Development Department provides staff support for the Commission’s activities. The purpose of this commission is to preserve and promote Redmond’s history and culture by:
- Identifying, evaluating, and designating historic and cultural resources in the City of Redmond as landmarks;
- Informing and educating the public on the historic and architectural significance of the designated landmarks;
- Informing and educating the public on the value of preserving Redmond’s historic and cultural resources; and
- Soliciting grants and other resources to help promote, advocate and undertake preservation projects in the City of Redmond; and
- any other activities that will help preserve and promote Redmond’s history and culture.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN
The City recently adopted a Historic Preservation Plan that guides the City's preservation efforts for the near future (5 or so years) and conducted historic resource surveys of downtown commercial buildings for potential future listing on local or national historic registers. Please contact Scott Woodford with the City of Redmond at 541-923-7758 with any questions or input.
REDMOND LANDMARK INVENTORY
The designation of historic landmarks allows the City to formally recognize, rate and protect its historic and architectural resources. Properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places are eligible for automatic listing on the Redmond Historic Landmarks Inventory. The Redmond Historic Landmarks Inventory identifies buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts of historical importance or architectural significance that are considered exemplary of their time and style. The regulation of designate and rated historic landmarks provides a means to review proposed changes and encourage the preservation of historical or architectural values. Periodically it may be necessary to re-rate or remove the designation of a historic landmark to reflect changing conditions, community values or needs.
REDMOND BUILDINGS AND SITES OF HISTORICAL INTEREST
If the City Council finds that a particular site is of historical interest but does not meet the criteria for designation as a historical building or site, the council may designate said building or site as a building or site of historical interest. The City maintains a list of Buildings and Sites of Historical Interest.
DOWNTOWN REDMOND NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT
On October 30, 2017 the Redmond Downtown Historic District was approved by the National Park Service. The listing in the National Register is intended to provide recognition of a property's significance as well as encourage its preservation. The boundary of the district includes 42 properties and does not include any additional regulations, but does provide opportunity to property owners for financial and other benefits, including Federal Tax Credit Eligibility, State Tax Benefits, grant eligibility and Building Code leniency. For further information, please see the Redmond Downtown Historic District nomination to the National Park Service or contact Scott Woodford at 541-923-7758.
Want to be a Historic Landmarks Commissioner?
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The Commission is composed of 5-7 residents of the Redmond School District 2J, each appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Following is a list of current Commissioners (all terms expire December 31st of the year listed):
|Commission Member||Term Expires|
|Charles Rucker, Chair||2020|
|Trish Pinkerton, Vice Chair||2020|
|Shannon Farnsworth Rose||2023|
|Jared W. T. Bruns, Youth Ex-Officio||2020|
|Camden King, Council Liaison|
Unless otherwise noted, the Commission currently meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 411 SW 9th Street. Agendas, minutes and additional meeting information may be found on the Meetings and Agendas page.