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A. Zones.

1. Purpose. The purpose of establishing zones is to:

a. Provide a pattern of land use that is consistent with and fulfills the vision of Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan;

b. Maintain stability of land uses and protect the character of the community by encouraging groupings of uses that have compatible characteristics;

c. Provide for appropriate, economic, and efficient use of land within the city limits; and

d. Provide for coordinated growth and ensure that adequate public facilities and services exist or can be provided in order to accommodate growth.

2. Establishment of Zones. Zoning districts in the City of Redmond are hereby established as follows:

Urban Recreation zone - UR

Semi-Rural zone - RA-5

Single-Family Constrained zones - R-1, R-2, R-3

Single-Family Urban zones - R-4, R-5, R-6, R-8, RIN

Multifamily Urban zones - R-12, R-18, R-20, R-30

Neighborhood Commercial zones – NC-1, NC-2

General Commercial zone – GC

Business Park zone - BP

Manufacturing Park zone - MP

Industry zone - I

Regional Retail Design District - RR

Bear Creek Design District – BCDD1, BCDD2

Marymoor Design District 3 - MDD1, MDD2, MDD3, MDD4, MDD5

Northeast Design District - NDD1, NDD2, NDD3

Northwest Design District - NWDD

Downtown Mixed-Use (DT) zones – Old Town (OT), Anderson Park (AP), Town Center (TWNC), Valley View (VV), Trestle (TR), Bear Creek (BC), Sammamish Trail (SMT), Town Square (TSQ), River Bend (RVBD), River Trail (RVT), Carter (CTR), East Hill (EH)

Overlake Mixed-Use (OV) zones – OV1, OV2, OV3, OV4, OV5, OBAT

B. Interpretation and Application.

1. How Terms Are Defined. For the purpose of this title, certain terms, phrases, words and their derivatives shall have the meanings set forth in this title. Where terms are not defined, they shall have their ordinarily accepted meanings within the context with which they are used. Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, copyright 1986 and as subsequently amended, shall be considered as providing ordinarily accepted meanings. Words used in the singular include the plural and the plural the singular. Words used in the masculine gender include the feminine and the feminine the masculine.

2. Conflict With Other Code Sections. In the event of a conflict between provisions within this title, the provision imposing the greater restriction shall control, unless otherwise provided.

3. General Interpretation and Application Rules. In the interpretation and application of this title, the provisions set out shall be held to be minimum requirements. It is not intended by this title to repeal, abrogate, annul or in any way impair or interfere with any other provisions of law or ordinance or any regulations or permits adopted or issued pursuant to law. (Ord. 2614; Ord. 2753; Ord. 2883; Ord. 2951; Ord. 3083)

Effective on: 7/2/2022