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Tideflats Interim Regulations

About the Interim Regulations

On May 9, 2017 the Tacoma City Council adopted Resolution No. 39723 initiating a subarea planning process for the Port/Tideflats. The Council also directed the Planning Commission to immediately begin the discussion on the need for interim regulations while the subarea planning process is underway.


Visit Tideflats Subarea Plan for more information on that process. 


City Council Public Hearing Announcement-October 17, 2017 

On October 17, the City Council is conducting a public hearing on the Planning Commission's recommendation for the Tideflats Interim Regulations. Those wishing to submit written comments may do so at the hearing, or may submit them to the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@cityoftacoma.org or 733 Market Street, Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402, by 1 PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  


Public Hearing Information 

Pantages Theater (Please note the change of location) 

901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA

October 17, 2017, 5:15 PM


City Council Public Hearing Notice


Planning Commission Recommendation: 

Planning Commission Review

October 4, 2017
September 20, 2017
September 13, 2017 - Planning Commission Public Hearing

On August 16, the Planning Commission released draft Tideflats Interim Regulations for public review and comment and set a public hearing for September 13, 2017 at 6 PM at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Exhibition Hall A. Public comments were accepted through September 15, 2017 at 5 PM. 

Public Hearing Information

Informational Meeting on September 6, 2017

To learn more about the proposed interim regulations, there was an informational meeting on September 6 in City Council Chambers.  


Staff Presentation 


August 16,2017

The Planning Commission reviewed the following draft materials


August 16, 2017 Planning Commission Agenda Packet

Staff Presentation

Written Comments


August 2, 2017

The Planning Commission began reviewing draft findings of fact and potential options for interim regulations. 


August 2, 2017 Planning Commission Agenda Packet 

Staff Presentation

Written Comments


June 21, 2017

The Planning Commission began their deliberations and determined that interim regulations may be warranted. 


Planning Commission Agenda Packet

Planning Commission Presentation


For more information on the Planning Commission, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Planning Commission web page. 


Other News

On July 18, 2017, Planning and Development Services staff presented a briefing to the City Council during Study Session. 


You can watch the video (begins at the 84 minute mark) or download the presentation


Planning Contact

Stephen Atkinson
Senior Planner


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