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Future Land Use Implementation

About the Project

The intent of the Future Land Use Implementation Project is to implement the goals and policies of the One Tacoma Plan through appropriate area-wide rezones consistent with the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Land Use Designations (LUD). This will correct inconsistencies between the One Tacoma Plan and implementing zoning districts and between zoning districts and existing uses. The project will also support the development of compact, complete and connected neighborhoods with a variety of housing choices in close proximity to schools, parks, transit, and other amenities; and it will work to support the continued development of the mixed-use center trade areas to stimulate new customer activity and new economic development opportunities.


Current status: Scoping phase; no recommendations have been made at this time.
Expected completion: June 2018


What is the Future Land Use Map?

The FLUM, Figure 2 of the One Tacoma Plan, illustrates the City’s intended future land use pattern through the geographic distribution of residential and commercial areas, mixed-use and manufacturing/industrial centers, as well as shoreline and single-family detached areas. This land use distribution was a result of the study of the urban form policies, existing land use and zoning, development trends, anticipated land use needs and desirable growth and development goals. Various types of zoning and land use may be permitted within each of the designations. The map is to be used in conjunction with the adopted policies of the Comprehensive Plan for any land use decision.


The FLUM provides a basis for applying zoning districts and for making land use decisions. Policies should be considered and interpreted in accordance with the geographic characteristics of the mapped areas. Table 3 below depicts the relationship between the land use designations and zoning classifications.


View the interactive FLUM Implementation Map to see the potential area-wide rezones.


Land Use Designation Descriptions and Related Zoning

Future Land Use Map


Future land use map image


Staff Contact

Stephen Atkinson

Senior Planner

(253) 591-5531