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One Tacoma Plan Update

One Tacoma Plan Update

In 2024, we are updating the One Tacoma plan. Now is the time to share your thoughts about Tacoma’s future, as we plan together for the next 25 years of growth and change. 

 

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One Tacoma Community Visioning Workshops - Spring 2024

  • Thursday, May 16 - Silas High School (1202 N Orchard St) at 6-7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 18 - Center at Norpoint (4818 Nassau Ave NE) at 12-2 PM
  • Thursday, May 23 - Tacoma Armory (1001 S Yakima Ave) at 6-7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 30 - Mason Middle School (3901 N 28th St) at 6-7:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 6 - Virtual Workshop at 6-7:30 PM
    Link to join: https://www.zoom.us/j/83536580162
    Or dial to join: 253-215-8782; Webinar ID – 835 3658 0162
  • Monday, June 10 - Mt Tahoma High School (4634 S 74th St) at 6-7:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 15 - Wapato Park Pavilion (6500 S. Sheridan Ave.) at 1-3 PM
  • Thursday, June 20 - Bates Technical College - Central Campus Studio (2320 S 19th St.) at 6-7:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 27 - Salishan Family Investment Center (1724 E 44th St) at 6-7:30 PM

 

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One Tacoma Update Work Plan

Project Schedule

Project Timeline

Public Engagement Plan

The City of Tacoma is updating its Comprehensive Plan (to 2050) and concurrently will refresh its Strategic Plan (to 2035) and develop a Community Safety Action Strategy. All three plans require community engagement to inform policies and strategies and, locally, it is a long-standing priority of the City of Tacoma to invest in engagement in service of equity and empowerment in all policies. For example, RCW 36.70A.140 of the Growth Management Act requires local jurisdictions to provide for “early and continuous public participation.” However, beyond the regulatory public comment and hearing, much is up to local jurisdiction to decide how much to invest in ensuring equitable and inclusive public participation.

The Tacoma community has been extensively engaged in recent years for many intersecting initiatives. Several partner agencies are planning community engagement on a similar timeline. However, there are likely to be remaining gaps. This community engagement strategy is intended to maximize leverage of existing data and existing engagement efforts to minimize respondent burden and confusion. Additional resources or “new engagement” should be focused on thematic gaps and/or gaps by community group. This plan also anticipates leveraging external partner engagement opportunities to inform all three plans.

 

One Tacoma Community Engagement Plan

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Planning Process

What is a comprehensive plan?

A comprehensive plan is a tool that helps cities proactively respond to growth and change. It is a long-range plan that looks ahead 25 years to anticipate the needs of current and future residents, business owners, workers, and visitors of a city. The plan is organized into sections that cover a range of issues including housing, land use, transportation, utilities, parks, economic development, and more.

 

What is the One Tacoma Plan?

The One Tacoma Plan is the City of Tacoma’s comprehensive plan, which is being updated in 2024 and 2025. This once in a decade update process is an opportunity for anyone who cares about the future of Tacoma to join together and think about the kind of community we want to become and believe we can achieve by 2050. The update process will also coordinate and align with other planning efforts currently in-progress, including the Transportation Master Plan, Community Safety Plan, the Metro Parks Tacoma Strategic Plan, the Strategic Plan update for Tacoma 2035, the Stormwater Comprehensive Plan, Home in Tacoma, and the Tideflats and Picture Pac Ave Subarea Plans. The One Tacoma Plan update process will be completed in 2025.

 

Why is this plan important?

The One Tacoma Plan affects everyone who cares about the future of Tacoma over the next 25 years. It allows us to plan for a changing city that keeps us safe, allows us to live sustainably with our land and water, and contributes to our physical, social, and economic health. The One Tacoma Plan can help maintain our quality of life while also building a more equitable future that offers the same opportunities to everyone.

 

How is this plan used?

Comprehensive plans guide city decisions on how we use land and water, improve city streets, create options for transportation, build housing, and take care of public facilities and services such as parks, libraries, and utilities. City staff use the Comprehensive Plan to direct and coordinate actions, policies, and programs that serve community members to improve everyone’s quality of life.

 

Why do we need a comprehensive plan?

Tacoma’s comprehensive plan is required by the State Growth Management Act. The GMA was enacted in 1990 and amended in 1991 in response to rapid population growth and concerns with suburban sprawl, environmental protection, quality of life, and related issues. The One Tacoma Plan is a coordinated effort to ensure the City has sufficient capacity of land planned for and zoned to accommodate its housing and job growth targets.

 

 

City Meetings

Event Date Materials
Planning Commission January 10, 2023

Agenda Packet

Minutes

Audio

Presentations

Planning Commission
March 1, 2023

Agenda Packet

Minutes

Audio

Presentations

Planning Commission
June 21, 2023

Agenda Packet

Minutes

Audio

Presentations

Planning Commission
December 20, 2023 Agenda Packet

Audio

Presentations

Written Comments

Planning Commission January 17, 2024 Agenda Packet

Audio

Presentations

Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee
February 14, 2024 Agenda – Item 24-0133
Staff Report
Video
Planning Commission
February 21, 2024

Agenda Packet

Minutes

Audio

Presentations 

City Council Study Session
March 26, 2024

Agenda

Video

Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

Cities make better long-term decisions when many different people are involved in considering planning issues and providing feedback based on their individual expertise and life experiences. We hope all Tacoma residents can be involved in the decisions that affect them: everyone is invited to participate in the process of updating Tacoma’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

 

Tacoma Map

 

 

Staff Contact
Stephen Atkinson,
Principal Planner
Email

Maryam Moeinian,
Senior Planner
Email

Alyssa Torrez,

Senior Planner
Email

 



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