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2019 Amendment

Introduction 

The 2019 Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code is a process through which the City considers changes, additions, and updates to the One Tacoma Plan and the Land Use Code. Periodic review and evaluation are important in order to ensure that the One Tacoma Plan and the implementing regulations maintain their effectiveness. The 2019 Amendment is comprised of public-initiated projects. Private applications will be accepted in 2019 for the 2019-2020 work program. 

 

Applications - The Planning Commission is considering seven (7) applications for the 2019 Amendment docket. A final work program determination is expected in June/July. The applications and related materials are provided below. 

Current News - Public Scoping Hearing

In support of the Commission's evaluation of the applications, there will be a public hearing on June 6, 2018 at approximately 5:30 in Council Chambers, 747 Market St. Tacoma, WA. to accept comments on the proposed scope of work and assessment report for each project. 

 

Future Land Use Map (image) 

Future Land Use Map Implementation

The Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan provides a basis for applying zoning and for making land use decisions. This project will put into effect the land use designations through appropriate area-wide rezones to achieve consistency with the Future Land Use Map, and work to achieve the goals of the One Tacoma Plan. 

 

Scope and Assessment Report 

 

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 Commercial Zoning (illustration)

Commercial Zoning Update 

The Commercial Zoning Update will revise the design and development standards for the City’s Neighborhood and General Commercial Zoning Districts. The project will bring these districts into alignment with the goals and policies of the One Tacoma Plan to promote a more context-sensitive commercial zoning standards as development occurs.

 

Scope and Assessment Report

 

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Shoreline Master Program (document cover)

Shoreline Master Program - 2019 Periodic Review

The State Shoreline Management Act requires local governments to periodically review their shoreline master programs and make any adjustments deemed necessary to reflect changing local circumstances, new information or improved data.  Per RCW 90.58.080, the City of Tacoma is required to conduct a periodic review on or before June 30, 2019.  The initial public scoping phase of the project will inform what information, issues, and topics are pertinent for this periodic review.

 

Scope and Assessment Report

 

 JBLM Joint Land Use Study (logo) JBLM Joint Land Use Study Implementation

This project will evaluate the findings and recommendations of the Joint Land Use Study for Joint-Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and evaluate strategies for addressing compatibility with the base, with specific focus on the Accident Potential Zone (APZ).

 

Scope and Assessment Report

 

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HPP
Historic Preservation Code Improvements

This project will seek to improve the effectiveness of the Historic Preservation Program through a series of code amendments, including: enhancement of demolition/cultural resources impact review within TMC 13.12.570; clarification of the nomination and designation process and review; and improvements to the Historic Conditional Use Permit. 

 

Scope and Assessment Report

Critical Areas (photo) Open Space Corridors Phase 2 - Geologic Hazards

This project will compile and review the best available science pertaining to the management of geologic hazards and recommend modifications to the City’s Critical Areas Ordinance, TMC 13.11. The project will include an assessment of climate change on the risk factors associated with these hazards.

 

Scope and Assessment Report

 

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Review of Code Revisions (photo) Minor Amendments            

As part of the 2019 Amendment, this proposal would amend the Land Use Regulatory Code to keep information current, address inconsistencies, correct errors and clarify code language, in order to improve code administration efficiency and enhance customer service.

 

Scope and Assessment Report