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City begins Southeast Redmond neighborhood plan update

The City of Redmond is officially kicking off the Southeast Redmond neighborhood plan update process in November with two neighborhood events to seek ideas on what topics should be considered as part of the neighborhood plan update.

The first event will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Redmond Campus at 6505 176th Ave. N.E. Parking is available onsite or immediately south of the campus at the first Marymoor Park parking lot.

"It's very important for citizens and businesses to engage with the city around this process as the plan update will guide development and improvements in the neighborhood over the next 20 years," said Kim Dietz, senior planner for the city. "Hearing from people at these kickoff events regarding what is most important to those who live, work or own property in the neighborhood is essential to a successful plan update. The current neighborhood plan was adopted in 1993, so community input is especially important."

Also at the meetings, staff will describe a variety of ways to stay involved in the process, including serving on a Citizen Advisory Committee — a group consisting of neighborhood volunteers who will work with the city. Volunteer applications are available at www.redmond.gov/Residents/VolunteerOpportunities and should be submitted by Dec. 15.

A second meeting is planned for Monday, Dec. 3, from 5-7 p.m. at Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St. Southeast Redmond is bounded by Bear and Evans creeks to the north, the city limits at approximately 196th Ave. N.E. to the east, Marymoor Park to the southwest and State Route 520 to the west. This neighborhood is one of Redmond's most diverse in terms of land use, including places to live, learn, work, shop, and recreate.

For additional information, to participate in the plan update process and for opportunities stay informed regarding the process, contact Dietz at kdietz@redmond.gov or (425) 556-2415, or Jeff Churchill at jchurchill@redmond.gov or (425) 556-2492.

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