Redmond Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

By virtue of hundreds of hours of community members, staff and consultant time,
the Final Redmond Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
was adopted by City Council on June 26, 2018!

We want to thank all community members for their guidance and participation. 
Click here to view the Final Plan!

About the Project

The City of Redmond’s neighborhoods developed over many years.  Those established prior to 2010 suffer from an incomplete transportation network, whether it be sidewalks, dedicated bike lanes or off-road trails, and lack access to recreation, commercial services, schools, employment and other community needs.  These deficiencies create excessive transportation costs and unnecessary vehicle trips.  Thus, these areas cannot be sustainable, resilient or reach the potential of being great places to live, work, shop, learn and play.

Examining these neighborhoods to identify site-specific transportation needs and community amenities necessary for revitalization is a proactive way to avoid the urban decay that could blight the city.  As an added benefit, revitalization can reduce reliance on the automobile, which provides many community benefits, such as increased public health, reduced transportation costs and improved air quality.  The focus of this project is to identify and develop a detailed plan that will guide the revitalization of the city’s existing neighborhoods.

The project goals are to:

Identify the missing elements that create vibrant, healthy places and have the potential to improve human health; and

Develop an implementable comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan that identifies needed features, new policies and proposed regulations.

Great Neighborhood Principles

The Redmond Neighborhood Revitalization Plan will improve transportation choices in alignment with the City’s eleven Great Neighborhood Principles (GNPs), contained within the adopted Comprehensive Plan.  Using these eleven principles as a framework this project, the City’s neighborhoods will benefit from improved multimodal choices, access to neighborhood and community amenities and improved connectivity.  

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Connect people and places through a complete grid street network and trail system that invites walking and bicycling and provides convenient access to parks, schools, neighborhood service centers, and possible future transit stops. Traffic calming techniques ad devices may be required to slow vehicles. Curved streets are encouraged to provide interest and variety in neighborhood design. Trails shall be provided to link with other pedestrian facilities existing, or planned in the future.

Open spaces,greenways, recreation

All new neighborhoods shall provide useable open spaces with recreation amenities that are integrated to the larger community. Central parks and plazas shall be used to create public gathering places where appropriate. Incorporate significant geological features such as rock outcroppings, stands of clustered native trees, etc. into the design of new neighborhoods. Neighborhood and community parks shall be developed in appropriate locations consistent with policies in Redmond’s Parks Master Plan.

Diverse mixed of activities

A variety of uses is encouraged in order to create vitality and bring many activities of daily living within walking and biking distance or a short drive of homes. Amenities including, but not limited to, trails, recreation areas, open spaces, shall be constructed before occupancy of any residential unit, unless a phasing plan is approved. Commercial service areas must be supported by a market analysis and phasing program which will be used by the City to determine construction timing.


A mix of housing types and densities shall be integrated into the design of new neighborhoods unless a variance is approved.

Integrated design elements

Streets, civic spaces, signage, and architecture shall be coordinated to establish a coherent and distinct character for the Master Development Plan. Plans may integrate design themes with adjacent developed or planned areas.

Public Art

Places for the installation of public art is required at the gateways to neighborhoods and/or in and around the center of neighborhoods to provide focal points.

Scenic Views

Identify and preserve scenic views and corridors of the Cascade Range, Ochoco Mountains, and Smith Rock where practicable such as in street view sheds or park areas. Streets and common or public open spaces should be located and oriented to capture and preserve scenic views for the public. Minimize visual clutter from signs and utilities within scenic corridors.

Urban-Rural interface

Urban development shall interface with rural areas through landscaped open space buffers at least 100 feet wide and the length of the urban development, excluding public streets, or shall be transitioned from higher density development to lower density development at the urban ‐ rural interface, or utilize other appropriate and equivalent transitional elements.

Canal trails

If canals or laterals are present, multi‐use trails at least 10 feet wide shall be provided,subject to the Central Oregon Irrigation District’s review and approval. Pedestrian amenities such as benches and trash receptacles shall be provided at appropriate locations.

Green Design

Environmentally friendly and energy efficient design is encouraged for public and private infrastructure, architecture and building orientation, open spaces and natural areas and transportation facilities. In addition, the planting of native, drought‐resistant trees is encouraged to provide shade and to minimize water usage.

Fully developed pocket parks

Or "tot lots" shall be incorporated into medium and high density zoned residential subdivisions and site plans. These areas shall be developed for every twenty-five lots/units, a minimum of 3,000 square feet and privately maintained. Park amenities shall, at a minimum, include turf areas, benches, trees, and/or decorative features.

Get Involved

The development of the Redmond Neighborhood Revitalization Project involved gathering information and ideas over the last year from community members, business owners, visitors and other stakeholders in Redmond. Thank you for your input!

All community members are welcome to attend the upcoming public hearings as the Planning Commission and City Council consider the Draft Plan. Community members can make public comment on the record or submit written testimony in advance. The community’s continued guidance will help us make this the best plan it can be.

Upcoming Events:

The City Council will vote on adoption of the Final Plan at their next public hearing on June 26th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm at City Hall Council Chambers (411 SW 9th St).  

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You helped us identify:

  • Missing pedestrian and bicycle connections
  • Missing local street improvements, open space, trails and recreation areas
  • Missing activity centers
  • Missing design, wayfinding and safety elements that encourage and support walking and biking
  • Any other elements that would encourage sustainability in your neighborhood!
Comment period is closed.

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For more information about the project,
contact Deborah McMahon, City of Redmond Principal Planner
and Project Manager, at 541-923-7724 or