What's New - Issuance of Final Draft Subarea Plan, Final EIS, and Planning Commission Public Hearing
The City issued the Final Draft of the Hilltop Subarea Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on December 31, 2013. The Final Draft Subarea Plan and Final EIS are available for agency and public review. A Planning Commission Public Hearing is scheduled for January 22, 2014, to provide an opportunity for community members to come and learn more about the Final Draft Subarea Plan to provide input on the proposal.
Comments will be accepted on the proposal until Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5 pm. The comments received will help determine what changes need to be made before preparing the Final Subarea Plan which is expected to be adopted by the City Council in the spring of 2014. For additional information or to submit comments on the proposal, please contact the Project Manager, Brian Boudet at (253) 573-2389.
Final Draft Subarea Plan - Released December 31, 2013
Final Environmental Impact Statement - Issued December 31, 2013
Public Hearing Notice - Hearing Date is January 22, 2014
Existing and Proposed Zoning
A delegation from the Urban Land Institute’s Daniel Rose Center visited Tacoma from March 4 to March 7, 2013 to work with City staff and stakeholders on how Tacoma can attract investment along the Martin Luther King Jr. corridor. The group included planners and urban design specialists from across the country and officials from the cities of Hartford, Conn., Louisville, Ky. and Austin, Texas. The four day visit included presentations, site visits, and stakeholder interviews and concluded with the March 7 presentation of Rose Center delegation’s recommendations for the corridor. City staff will continue to work with the Rose Center throughout the year, with a final set of recommendations and actions steps presented at the Urban Land Institute fall conference in November. These recommendations are also being utilized by staff and the community to inform the continued work on the final MLK Subarea Plan.
MLK Subarea Plan and EIS
The Draft Subarea Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) are now available for public review. The comments recieved on these draft documents will help determine what changes need to be made before preparing the final MLK Subarea Plan and EIS. The final MLK Subarea Plan will then be subject to public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council before the final adoption of the plan which is scheduled for June 2013. Please review the following documents and provide comments no later than February 1, 2013.
Draft of the MLK Subarea Plan Executive Summary
Draft Subarea Plan Executive Summary
MLK Subarea Plan Survey
Please take a few minutes to share your ideas on the MLK Subarea Plan and rank the importance of various elements of the plan with our online survey.
MLK Subarea Plan Survey
Draft Subarea Plan
The purpose of the MLK Subarea Plan is to anticipate, support, and guide the long-term redevelopment of the MLK District. The plan will serve as a statement of the City's commitment to and direction for future development in the MLK Subarea in addition to serving as a resource for potential investors, property owners, the community and other public agencies.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
The Draft EIS analyzes the impacts associated with future development in the MLK subarea, including additional development that is being planned to occur over the next twenty years, as well as the potential increases in employment and population that are are being planned for this area. Preliminary growth targets for the area include 10,000 new jobs and 10,000 additional people by 2030. This new development could represent a maximum of approximately 10 million square feet of floor area for residential and commercial space.
Draft of the Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)