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Future Land Use Implementation

About the Project

The intent of the Future Land Use Map 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). The project will also support the development of compact, complete and connected neighborhoods with a variety of housing choices in close proximity to schools, employment, parks, transit, and other amenities.

 

Current Status - Ordinance Adopted on September 24, 2019

The City Council adopted the proposed Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map amendments on September 24, 2019. The FLUM Story map has been amended to reflect the final adoption. The approved map amendments can be viewed at: FLUM Storymap. 

  

Click here to view all six exhibits to the 2019 Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code.

 

Effective Date: October 31, 2019

 

Recent News and Project Updates

City Council Public Hearing

On August 20, 2019, the City Council conducted a public hearing on the proposed Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map amendments. 

    Public Review Materials:

    Community Informational Meeting

    On August 15, 2019, City staff hosted an informational meeting from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center to provide updated information regarding the Planning Commission's recommendations, information on how to provide testimony and comments to the City Council, and to answer community questions on the proposals.  

     

    Planning Commission Public Hearing 

    On May 1, 2019, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on the proposed Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map amendments. Public comments were accepted through May 17. 

      Public Hearing Review Materials:

      Public Comment Webmap 

      Provide comments and see what other community members have to say about the potential rezones at Future Land Use Implementation Map.

       

      *NOTE: This map includes the identification of commercial areas that will be further evaluated as part of the 2020 amendment process. Only the residential areas identified on this map are proceeding for consideration as part of this year's amendment cycle. 

       

       

      Area Profiles

      The Planning Commission will be considering preliminary zoning proposals for public review and comment. In support of these discussions, staff has compiled the following area profiles to highlight areas with a concentration of potential rezones. Areas not included in this area profile may also be reviewed on the FLUM Interactive Preliminary Zoning Storymap

       

      Planning Commission (PC) Presentations

      September 5, 2018

      Presentation

      PC Agenda Packet: FLUM and Buildable Lands

       

      September 19, 2018

      Presentation

      PC Agenda Packet: Options Analysis 

       

      December 19, 2018

      Presentation

      PC Agenda Packet: Options for Transitional Zoning Districts

       

      Phased Approach

      On June 7, 2018, the Planning Commission finalized the 2018-2020 Work Program. Due to the volume of work and staffing resources, the FLUM implementation project was restructured to include a phased review. The first phase, scheduled to be completed in June of 2019, will focus on the residential land use designations. The second phase, scheduled to be completed in June of 2020, will address the commercial and industrial land use designations. View the final work program. 

      Project Background

      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 Land Use Designation Descriptions and Related Zoning (PDF) table.

      Public Comments

       

      Planning Commission Public Hearing 

      On May 1, 2019, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on the proposed Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map amendments. Public comments were accepted through May 17. 

      Public Comment Webmap 

      See what other community members have to say about the potential rezones on the Future Land Use Implementation Map.

       

      Open Houses - Public Comment Submitted

      The following document includes the comments submitted as of March 8, 2019, which includes the Districts 1, 4 and 5 Open Houses. The document will be updated to include comments from the Districts 2 and 3 Open Houses once they have concluded. 

       

      Public Comments - Open Houses (Updated March 15, 2019) 

       

      Scoping Phase – Public Comments Submitted

      Comments will be added to the front of the following document as they are received.

       

      Public Comments - Scoping Phase (updated April 21, 2017)

       

       

      Future Land Use Map

       

      Future land use map image

       

      Staff Contact

      Stephen Atkinson

      Principal Planner

      (253) 591-5531

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