The City of Tacoma has recently amended the Tacoma Municipal Code, Title 13 Land Use Regulatory Code in order to implement the policy guidance of the Urban Forestry Policy and Open Space Habitat and Recreation elements of the Comprehensive Plan.
The Tacoma Municipal Code, Title 13 Land Use Regulatory Code update objectives include:
The Urban Forest Manual
The Urban Forest Manual is a technical guide created to facilitate the planning, design, installation and maintenance of landscaping that is required for new development and redevelopment per the Tacoma Municipal Code, Title 13.06.502 Landscaping and Buffering Standards. The Urban Forest Manual is intended to be used concurrently with Tacoma Manual Code, Title 13.06.502 to ensure the requirements and standards are executed properly. This manual can also be used as a guide for the planning, design, installation and maintenance for any landscaping project.
Download the entire Urban Forest Manual
Before finalizing development plans, contact Planning and Development Services at (253) 591-5030, or visit them at 747 Market Street, Third Floor, Tacoma, WA 98402, to verify that all other applicable City of Tacoma codes and manuals have been met.
If you have questions or concerns about the Urban Forest Manual, please contact Planning and Development Services at (253) 591-5030.