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Open Space Corridors Project

Project Intent

The Open Space Corridors Project is one of the City’s initial steps to protect and enhance the City’s valuable open space lands and to position the City to achieve its vision.


"Tacoma is green. We have ensured the long-term health and quality of our community through protection of our natural environment, preservation of our tree canopy and responsible use of our natural resources. We live within the capacity of our natural systems, ensuring long-term environmental sustainability"
From Tacoma2025, the City’s Ten-Year Strategic Plan


What Areas of the City Are designated as Parks and Open Space?

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Parks and Open Space map


Current status:

On December 6, 2017 the Planning Commission gave further direction on the project schedule and scope. The focus of the current phase will be on updates to the City’s critical areas regulations pertaining to Biodiversity Corridors and steep slopes. Updating these critical areas standards will be an effective method to limit fragmentation of many of the most connected segments of the City’s Open Space Corridors. The Commission will discuss the details of the proposal on January 17, 2018. 

Expected completion:

June 2018


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Other background resources:

Staff Contact

Elliott Barnett

Associate Planner

(253) 591-5389