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Tideflats Subarea Plan

About the Plan

On May 9, 2017 the Tacoma City Council adopted Resolution No. 39723 initiating a subarea planning process for the Port of Tacoma/Tideflats.

Subarea planning allows for the establishment of a shared, long-term vision, and a more coordinated approach to development, environmental review, and strategic capital investments in a focused area. Completion of a subarea plan will support the ongoing eligibility for and prioritization of transportation funding in the Port of Tacoma Manufacturing/Industrial Center.


View the Tideflats Subarea Plan Handout.


Current Status

On September 25, 2018, the City Council adopted a resolution approving the City of Tacoma to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement concerning cost sharing for the Tideflats Subarea Plan. The resolution also directed the City Manager to work with the indicated partners to develop a mutually satisfactory subarea planning and approval process no later than 60 days after the agreement is signed by all indicated parties. 


Read Resolution No. 40113

Recent News and Project Updates

November 21, 2017:

The City Council adopted Ordinance No. 28470 Tideflats Interim Regulations for an initial one-year period. To learn more, visit the Interim Regulations web page.

Presentations and Meeting Minutes

December 4, 2017:

At a joint City of Tacoma and Port of Tacoma study session, Peter Huffman, Planning and Development Services Director, presented a status update on the Interlocal Agreement between the Port of Tacoma, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and City of Tacoma relating to the Tideflats Subarea Plan. Watch the presentation.


June 15, 2017:

Peter Huffman, Planning and Development Services Director, presented on the basics of subarea planning at the Port of Tacoma study session.  Watch the presentation (topic begins around the 1:04:00 mark on the video) or download a PDF.

Tideflats MIC

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Planning Contact

Stephen Atkinson
Senior Planner


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