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2023 Amendment

Latest News (as of October 2022):

Analysis in Progress - Upon completing assessment (per Tacoma Municipal Code, Section 13.02.070.E) of six applications for the 2023 Amendment during July-September 2022, the Planning Commission has made a determination to move them forward into the technical analysis phase, which is taking place during October 2022 through February 2023.


Planning Commission Reviews


Application: "Mor Furniture"

Description: This is a private application by Mor Furniture requesting for a land use designation change at 1824 S. 49th St. from “Low-Scale Residential” to “General Commercial”, with a subsequent site rezone from R2-STGPD to C2-STGPD. 

Application: "Shipping Containers"

Description: This application is a request by the City Council to evaluate code changes which would facilitate the use of shipping containers for storage and occupancy of other commercial uses in non-residential districts. 

Application: "Electric Fences"

Description: This application is a request by the City Council to evaluate code changes which would facilitate construction of electric fences in districts other than Industrial Districts. 

Application: "Commercial Zoning Code Update"

Description: The application proposes to update the City’s commercial zoning code classifications (C-1, C-2, T, PDB) to better conform with goals and policies contained within the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan. 

Application: "Delivery-Only Businesses"

Description: In response to the increasing interest from the community in establishing and operating delivery-only businesses of food and other consumables, this proposal would amend the TMC Title 13 to provide appropriate definitions and development/performance standards specific to delivery-only businesses. 

Application: "Minor Amendments"

Description: This application compiles a number of non-policy, technical amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Regulatory Code, intended to keep information current, address inconsistencies, correct minor errors, increase clarity, and improve provisions that, through implementation of the Plan and administration of the Code, are found to be unclear or not fully meeting their intent. 



This website is for the project of 2023 Annual Amendment to the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan and/or the Land Use Regulatory Code ("2023 Amendment"). The amendment cycle runs from January 2022 through June 2023.


The One Tacoma Plan is the blueprint for achieving the community's vision for future growth and the Land Use Regulatory Code (Title 13 of the Tacoma Municipal Code) is a key tool to implementing the goals and policies of the Plan. These documents are reviewed and amended, generally, on an annual basis in accordance with the State Growth Management Act in order to maintain their effectiveness.


Applications for the 2023 Amendment was accepted during January 1 through April 1, 2022.  The application form used at the time is posted below, for documentation purposes:


Staff Contacts

Stephen Atkinson, Principal Planner, satkinson@cityoftacoma.org 

Adam Nolan, Associate Planner, anolan@cityoftacoma.org