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 - Full Book
Previous versions of the Capital Facilities Program are available on the Financial Reports webpage.
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 held a public hearing on the Capital Facilities Program Proposed Project list for 2017-2022 on June 15, 2016, before making a recommendation to City Council.
Public Hearing Materials