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2017-2018 Amendment

Latest News - 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 2017-2018 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.  


    What is 2017-2018 Amendment?

    Starting January 2017, the City is considering amendments to the One Tacoma: Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Regulatory Code (i.e., Title 13 of the Tacoma Municipal Code), pursuant to the State Growth Management Act.  The process is slated for completion in June 2018. so it is also referred to as the "2018 Amendment."  This is the first two-year cycle of processing amendments; it used to be on an annual basis, with the last one being the 2016 Annual 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
  • Submitting Applications

    The process for submitting applications for 2017-2018 Amendment was open during January-March 2017 and is now closed. The application packet posted below serves as background information only: 

  • 2017-2018 Amendment Application Packet 
  • Staff Contacts

    Stephen Atkinson, (253) 591-5531, satkinson@cityoftacoma.org 
    Lihuang Wung, (253) 591-5682, lwung@cityoftacoma.org