Vision
Are you supportive of enhancements to the retail and public spaces at the core of Redmond Town Center?

Our redevelopment vision includes transforming the current interior-facing, auto-oriented, mall-type retail shopping center into a true mixed-use, transit-oriented, walkable town center that is engaging and better supports existing retailers and the Redmond community.

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Are you supportive of additional density on site?

Great, but we do not live in Europe, we live in Seattle. Not everybody is close to light rail and many people will not take light rail or a bus to go shopping. There must be enough parking. Whether it’s... Read more...

Great feedback! Agree, the project needs to provide ease of access via multiple modes of transportation - transit, vehicle, etc. And natural light into an inviting ground plane is critical!

Large amounts of parking are too detrimental for a project like this one that seeks to bring livability and life into Redmond's downtown. First of all, all forms of parking are highly expensive both as... Read more...

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Enhancements will include building facades, public areas, landscaping, streetscape, and pedestrian connectivity. Do you support these objectives?

Knowing a little about the owner, I sure hope we are happy about the planned retail enhancements. I walked the RTC campus with my wife (and dog) today and was shocked I forgot about the value of the northern... Read more...

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Enhancements will include building facades, public areas, landscaping, streetscape, and pedestrian connectivity. Do you support these objectives?

This project is very exciting for the future of Redmond Town Center and the City of Redmond. A project like this will bring vitality to our community and support the resiliency of our local small businesses.

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What areas/features of Redmond Town Center do you think could be improved?

I believe we should reduce parking, cars take up too much space, and drivers post high risks to pedestrians. I often see near miss incidents that could have been catastrophic. The traffic is also a growing... Read more...

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Enhancements will include building facades, public areas, landscaping, streetscape, and pedestrian connectivity. Do you support these objectives?

Yes, the two best local examples are the Village at Totem Lake and University Village. The best case would be to get as much of the parking underground or into structure as possible in order to allow for... Read more...

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What areas/features of Redmond Town Center do you think could be improved?

Here are my general thoughts on RTC and any potential enhancements to it: (1) I'd like to see some sort of pedestrian/ bicycle (but not automobile) connection to Marymoor Park, by either a pedestrian... Read more...

If you're worried about traffic, it is short-sighted to advocate for large parking lots, which only induce driving. There are enough park-and-rides along the link extension. Downtown Redmond is practically... Read more...

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What are some things you enjoy most about visiting Redmond Town Center?

Brick and Mortar Bookstore

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What are some things you enjoy most about visiting Redmond Town Center?

The shops, the Starbucks, the fireplace sitting area near Starbucks. The great jewelry store.

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What areas/features of Redmond Town Center do you think could be improved?

More retail spots at an affordable price so businesses can afford to do business here. The shops need to be filled. The passage ways need to be better covered so you can shop and not get wet.

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Are you supportive of additional density on site?

The downtown streets are already too crowded. Can hardly get through many hours of the day. Concerns are being discussed about what light rail will bring to the city. Is there adequate parking for light... Read more...

Parking is planned for the lower three stories of their 12-story buildings. There's a "gateway" along Bear Creek that might improve traffic circulation away from the downtown.

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Enhancements will include building facades, public areas, landscaping, streetscape, and pedestrian connectivity. Do you support these objectives?

Although it will be primarily transit oriented in there to serve the residence, it is important that it is accessible by car with reasonable easy and free parking. There is not enough density to support... Read more...

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What are some things you enjoy most about visiting Redmond Town Center?

I really love the outdoor mall experience. Walkways are nicely covered if the weather is not conducive for walking outside, but the fresh air, the outdoor plazas, the waterscape for kids, and the easy... Read more...

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Are you supportive of additional density on site?

It must include some affordable housing for families which means not one and two bedroom apartments. Ideally they’d also be some purchased condominiums. These options create a true mixed use, and provides... Read more...

The current zoning code proposal would mandate both affordable housing, as well as minimum size requirements for a portion of the housing units to create multiple housing options for residents.

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Enhancements will include building facades, public areas, landscaping, streetscape, and pedestrian connectivity. Do you support these objectives?

As long as they are in exchange for height. And I hope if there is taller buildings that there are step backs up high so that we can continue to enjoy the surrounding views of our snowcapped mountains... Read more...

Stepbacks will bring serious improvements to the standard cube architecture that permeates our city. RTC would stand out with novel architecture attracting shoppers.

We are still early in the design process, but look forward to continuing the engagement as we get into more detail on the vertical architecture.

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Enhancements will include building facades, public areas, landscaping, streetscape, and pedestrian connectivity. Do you support these objectives?

I'm in support but need to take a closer look at the pedestrian pathways, central plaza and buildings. I didn't see setbacks or tower modulation.

Good feedback! The design is still in its early stages. Further nuance will be added as we continue through the Master Plan process, which will commence in Q1-Q2 2023 and continue through 2024. Look... Read more...

No need to reinvent the wheel. Go to Totem Lake and downtown Woodinville. See the vibrant and lively crowds, shops, restaurant, and bars. Make RTC like that and people will come and happily spend their... Read more...

Yes, I've visited Woodinville and blogged their innovative plazas, alleys, and landscaping. Great to see student violinists playing close by the Saturday Market. A County/City bridge would be a challenge... Read more...

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