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1.  2023 Amendment - Applications Moving Forward for Technical Analysis

The Planning Commission completed the Assessment (or initial review) of all applications for the 2023 Amendment in September 2022 and determined to move them forward for technical analysis.  The technical analysis phase is expected to occur during October 2022 through February 2023.  For more information, please visit 2023 Amendment.


2.  2022 Amendment - Process Completed in June 2022

The City Council adopted the 2022 Amendment package on June 28, 2022, based largely on (and with some modifications to) the Planning Commission's recommendations.  For more information, please visit 2022 Amendment.


3.  2020 Amendment - Process Completed in December 2020 

The City Council adopted the 2020 Amendment package on December 8, 2020, based largely on (and with some modifications to) the Planning Commission's recommendations. For more information, please visit 2020 Amendment


What is a Plan or Code Amendment?

A Plan or Code Amendment is the process through which the City considers changes, additions, and updates to the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan, and Land Use Regulatory Code. Periodic review and evaluation are important in order to ensure that the One Tacoma Plan and the implementing regulations maintain their effectiveness.  The intent of the amendment process is to review all of these changes simultaneously, where appropriate, so that the cumulative effects can be considered.


The City is currently utilizing a two-year cycle for Comprehensive Plan amendments, with City-initiated amendments generally processed in odd-year adoption cycles and private-initiated amendments processed in even-year (e.g., 2022 Amendment) adoption cycles.


The current consideration for accepting private applications for the 2023 Amendment (instead of 2024 Amendment) is, however, an exception.


Code amendments or area-wide rezone applications that do not require a Plan change may be applied for and processed at any time, depending on staffing resources and Planning Commission capacity.


Useful Links

2019 Amendments 

2020 Amendment

2022 Amendment 

2023 Amendment



Staff Contact

Stephen Atkinson

Principal Planner

(253) 905-4145