Community Development Operations Announcement

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The mission of the Community Development Department is to support the community by promoting quality development now and in the future. The Department shall fulfill this mission by striving to achieve the following goals:

  • Simplify processes
  • Implement interdepartmental & interagency coordination
  • Encourage citizen participation
  • Seek community education & communication
  • Implement City Council goals
  • Seek rational long-range growth—infrastructure/orderly development
  • Review & update codes, plans & policies to reflect current and long-term needs
  • Be professional—reflect individual/departmental accountability
  • Remain committed to equality
  • Provide quality customer service
Community Development Department is responsible for:
  • Long-range planning & programming implementation
  • Participation in park planning
  • Review & updating of development procedures
  • Zoning & zoning compliance
  • Building/mechanical code compliance
  • Electrical code compliance
  • Development code enforcement
  • Land use and development application review & processing
  • Downtown Property Assistance Programs
  • Economic Development


 Downtown Redmond Property Assistance Programs 

Redmond’s Urban Renewal Agency has several grant and loan programs available to business and property owners in the Downtown Urban Renewal District.  For additional information, please visit the Downtown Property Assistance Programs page.

 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Redmond City Council approved the City’s participation in the Community Development Block Grant program. The City is expected to receive an estimated $178,127 during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is established by Federal law and administered by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) “to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.” Click to Read More

New Permit Tracking and Inspection Request System for Building Division

In keeping with the City’s goal of continued enhancement of customer service, the Building Division is transitioning to a new permit tracking and inspection request software. The Building Division will be going live with the Accela system on February 3, 2014. Inspections can be scheduled by going to the City of Redmond homepage and clicking E-Permitting Accela Citizen Access under Quick Links on the right hand side of the page. Inspections can be also be scheduled using the IVR phone system by dialing (541) 923-7715.

Please note that new inspection codes are used by the Accela system and an updated codes list can be downloaded here (pdf). If you have any questions, please contact the Building Division staff at (541) 923-7721.

 Please take a moment to learn more about the various divisions and activities of the Community Development Department by visiting the Economic Development, Planning Division, Building Division, and Public Art home pages.