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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: Scoping phase; no recommendations have been made at this time.

Find out if you may be affected by the potential rezones and provide comments today with the Future Land Use Implementation Map.


Expected completion: June 2019. 


Recent News and Project Updates

Phased Approach

On June 7, 2017, the Planning Commission finalized the 2017-2019 Work Program. Due to 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 2018, will focus on the residential land use designations. The second phase, scheduled to be completed in June of 2019, will address the commercial and industrial land use designations. The final work program is available here. 

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

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


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Staff Contact

Stephen Atkinson

Senior Planner

(253) 591-5531