Marymoor Village Design Guidance and Standards

Project Purpose

The City’s vision and zoning regulations allow for Marymoor Village to develop over time from a mixture of manufacturing, education, distribution, industrial, religious facilities, and some commercial uses to a neighborhood incorporating commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily development with a light rail station, scheduled to open in 2024.

To realize the vision of Marymoor Village as an urban, mixed-use “village,” the City Council directed staff during their April 2017 study sessions to develop design standards for new construction in Marymoor Village. Councilmembers directed that new development and design standards should reflect the proximity to Marymoor Park and allow for eclectic, creative design with the objective being to avoid repetition and sameness, including encouraging flexibility/innovation.

Marymoor Village Visualization by Magellan Architects on August 2, 2017

Upcoming Dates

November 15, 2018 - Marymoor Village Visual Preference Survey Event
Please join us for the next event of the Marymoor Village Design Guidance and Standards project. 

The Visual Preference Survey Event will provide an opportunity to further inform design guidance and standards for Marymoor Village's future urban structures, blocks, and neighborhood character, building typologies, and architectural design. 

The Visual Preference Survey Event -- an 'open house' format -- is from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street, Redmond, Washington.  Stop by anytime between 5 - 7:30 to participate in this in-person survey.

Additional survey opportunities will be available during November and December.

Project Milestones

October 25, 2018 - Marymoor Village Community Visualization Workshop
The Marymoor Village Design Guidance and Standards project team held its first community workshop on Thursday, October 25.  The event offered opportunities for participants to envision a new look and feel of Marymoor Village—this included identifying unique attributes of the neighborhood and considering a variety of urban design topics such as building and parking design, public spaces, and placemaking.

The results of this event are currently assisting VIA in developing material for the next phase – a visual preference survey and event in November and December 2018.

September 18, 2018 - Contract Approval
The City Council approved the project contract, budget, scope and schedule for VIA to provide consulting services for developing the Marymoor Village design guidance and standards. VIA and their sub consultants, Berger Partnership and Studio Seed, will work with the City from October 1, 2018 to approximately July 1, 2019.

Marymoor Village Design Guidance and Standards

Project Background

City Council’s direction to develop the design guidance and standards was follow up to their adoption of the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood and the Marymoor Subarea and Marymoor Local Center designation and approval of Resolution 1415 that includes allowance for the continued economic vitality of existing and future manufacturing uses and encouraging the reasonable expansion, modification and re-lease of existing properties over the useful economic life.

Their approvals also included declaring the name of Marymoor Village, and adopting the Marymoor Subarea Infrastructure Planning report as an administrative implementation document which includes street standards and general utility plans for the neighborhood to serve future development.

Contact

Beth Mountsier,
Project Manager
Phone: 425-556-2475
Email Beth

Kim Dietz, 
Project Coordinator
Phone: 425-556-2415
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