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Latest News - Planning Commission Held Public Hearing on April 4 

The Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on April 4, 2018 on the proposed 2018 Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code. The Commission continues to accept written comments through 5 PM on Friday, April 6, 2018.


Posted below, for reference and documentation purposes, are notifications for the April 4 public hearing  and for the March 28 informational meeting:  

Open House Held on January 10, 2018

Thank you to those of you who attended the open house on January 10.  We think the discussions between the attendees and various staff members were generally productive, informative and positive.  For those who were not able to attend, here is the PowerPoint presentation and the handouts and posters that were displayed on site:

  • 2018 Amendment Open House Presentation (January 10, 2018)  
  • 2018 Amendment Open House Handouts (January 10, 2018)
  • 2018 Amendment Open House Posters (January 10, 2018)  
  • 2018 Amendment Open House Public Notice (January 10, 2018)
  • Assessment of Applications for 2018 Amendment

    On June 7, 2017, the Planning Commission completed the assessment for all private and public applications, in accordance with the procedural requirements of TMC 13.02.045.  All applications will be moved into the technical analysis stage, except two that are to be incorporated into other relevant studies.  See the Commission-approved Assessment Report for the 2017-2018 Amendment.  


    Private Applications Received 

    As of March 31, 2017, the City has received the following six applications for 2017-2018 Amendment:

    • "Car Wash Rezone" - seeking rezone of two parcels at 6th Avenue and S. Howard Street from NCX to UCX to allow car washing facilities. 
    • "Outdoor Tire Storage" - seeking code revisions to allow for outdoor storage of tires in C-2 with screening and other appropriate standards.
    • "S. 80th Street Rezone (PDB)" - seeking code and Comprehensive Plan amendments to rezone a property on S. 80th from PDB to M-1.
    • "NE Tacoma Buffer Zone" - seeking to establish a buffer zone between residential areas of Northeast Tacoma and the industrial Tideflats.
    • "Design Review in MUCs" - seeking Comprehensive Plan amendment and requesting design review for buildings in Mixed-Use Centers.
    • "VSD Height Measurement" - seeking code revisions to amend how building height is measured in View Sensitive Overlay District.

    Public Applications Being Considered

    In addition to private applications, there are public applications (i.e., proposed amendments initiated or requested by the City Council, the Planning Commission, and/or City departments) that are being compiled, as listed below, subject to change:

  • Council Consideration Request - Container Port Element Implementation
  • Director's Rule on Expanded Notification for Large Industrial Projects
  • Code Cleanups
  • Transportation Master Plan Amendment
  • Open Space Corridors

    Staff Contacts

    Stephen Atkinson

    (253) 591-5531



    Lihuang Wung

    (253) 591-5682