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Planning Commission Beginning to Process Applications 

The Planning Commission will conduct a Public Scoping Hearing on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at approximately 5:30 PM to receive public comments on whether any of the following applications for the 2022 Amendment should be accepted and moved forward for technical analysis, and if so, whether their scope of work should be modified and what additional issues should be studied.

  • "NewCold"
  • "South Sound Christian Schools"
  • "South Tacoma Economic Green Zone"
  • "Minor Plan and Code Amendments"

For more information about these applications and to learn how to make comments, please visit the 2022 Amendment web page.


2020 Amendment Process Completed with City Council Adoption on December 8, 2020 

Following the public hearing conducted on November 24, the City Council adopted 3 ordinances on December 8, 2020, pertaining to Heidelberg-Davis Land Use Designation Change (as recommended by the Planning Commission), the 20-ft Height Limit for certain areas in the View Sensitive Overlay District except Node 4 and 5 lots in Node 2 (while the Planning Commission had recommended for denial); and Minor Plan and Code Amendments, as recommended by the Planning Commission. For more information about the 2020 Amendment, please visit 2020 Amendment


What is a Plan or Code Amendment?

A Plan or Code Amendment is the process through which the City considers changes, additions, and updates to the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan, and Land Use Regulatory Code. Periodic review and evaluation are important in order to ensure that the One Tacoma Plan and the implementing regulations maintain their effectiveness.  The intent of the amendment process is to review all of these changes simultaneously, where appropriate, so that the cumulative effects can be considered.


The City is currently utilizing a two-year cycle for Comprehensive Plan amendments, with City-initiated amendments generally processed in odd-year adoption cycles and private-initiated amendments processed in even-year (e.g., 2022 Amendment) adoption cycles.


Code amendments or area-wide rezone applications that do not require a Plan change may be applied for and processed at any time, depending on staff and Planning Commission capacity.


Submitting Applications

Applications for proposed Plan/Code amendments may be subject to a $1,400 fee. To learn more or to submit an application, please visit 2022 Amendment.


Useful Links

2018 Amendments 

2019 Amendments 

2020 Amendment

2022 Amendment



Staff Contact

Lihuang Wung, Senior Planner

(253) 591-5682