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

February 2019 - Marymoor Village Visual Preference Survey
Staff is transferring the visual preference survey information to an online format to seek additional input.  Staff hoped to provide the survey in late 2018.  However, they continue reworking and testing the survey to improve its clarity and functionality.  Please stay tuned for this additional opportunity to further inform design guidance and standards for Marymoor Village's future urban structures, blocks, and neighborhood character, building typologies, and architectural design. 

Project Milestones

November 15, 2018 - Marymoor Village Visual Preference Survey Event
Approximately 35 people participated in the Visual Preference Survey Event, helping to further inform design guidance and standards for Marymoor Village's future urban structures, blocks, and neighborhood character, building typologies, and architectural design. 

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 Guidelines and Standards - Project Milestones

Project Background

City Council’s direction to develop the design guidance and standards was follow up to their adoption of the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood Plan (2014) and the Marymoor Subarea and Marymoor Local Center designation (2017) 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.

The approved zoning incorporates a transition strategy that expands zoning in four Marymoor Design Districts (1, 2, 4, and 5), allowing for additional uses including residential and commercial while maintaining support for the current manufacturing park uses.

Marymoor Village street network and land uses

The City Council's 2017 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.


Beth Mountsier,
Project Manager
Phone: 425-556-2475
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Kim Dietz, 
Project Coordinator
Phone: 425-556-2415
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