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2015-2020 Capital Facilities Program Plan


The Capital Facilities Program is a companion document to the Capital Facilities Element of the City of Tacoma’s Comprehensive Plan. The Capital Facilities Element addresses the City’s capital facilities planning approach and policy framework, while the Capital Facilities Program is an implementing strategy and important filter that demonstrates that the Capital Facilities Element is financially realistic.


Access the Capital Facilities Program

Capital Facilities Program Cover
Capital Facilities Program - Full Book
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Capital Facilities Program
Chapter 3 - Spending Plan 
Chapter 4 - Inventory
Previous versions of the Capital Facilities Program are available on the Financial Reports page.

Requirements of the State's Growth Management Act

The Capital Facilities Program and the Capital Facilities Element, jointly, fulfill the requirements of the State of Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA) that the comprehensive plan of each jurisdiction planning under the Act shall include a capital facilities plan element consisting of:

  • An inventory of existing capital facilities owned by public entities, showing the locations and capacities of the capital facilities.
  • A forecast of the future needs for such capital facilities.
  • The proposed locations and capacities of expanded or new capital facilities; 
  • At least a six-year plan that will finance such capital facilities within projected funding capacities and clearly identifies sources of public money for such purposes.
  • A requirement to reassess the land use element if probable funding falls short of meeting existing needs and to ensure that the land use element, capital facilities plan element, and financing plan within the capital facilities plan element are coordinated and consistent. (RCW 36.70A.070)

The Capital Facilities Program and the Capital Facilities Element are also intended to achieve, primarily, the following planning goal of the GMA:
Ensure that those public facilities and services necessary to support development shall be adequate to serve the development at the time the development is available for occupancy and use without decreasing current service levels below locally established minimum standards. (RCW 36.70A.020)

Developing the 2017-2022 Capital Facilities Program

The Planning Commission is seeking public comment on the Capital Facilities Program Proposed Project list for 2017-2022, before making a recommendation to City Council.


 The Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 747 Market Street, 1st Floor.  You can testify at the hearing or provide written comments no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016 addressed to:

Planning and Development Services

Tacoma Municipal Building

747 Market Street - Room 345

Tacoma, WA 98402-3793


Comments can also be submitted via fax at (253) 591-5433 or via e-mail to: planning@cityoftacaoma.org.


Public Hearing Materials