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1.  2022 Amendment - Planning Commission Recommendations

After a public hearing on April 6, 2022, the Planning Commission completed its review process for the 2022 Amendment at the meeting on May 4, 2022, and formulated its recommendations to the City Council. The City Council will conduct its review and adoption in May-June 2022. For more information, please visit 2022 Amendment.


2.  2023 Amendment - Applications to be Accepted

The Tacoma Planning Commission is planning to undertake the 2023 Amendment, which would begin with the Commission accepting private applications during January-March 2022 and end with the City Council adopting proposed amendments in June 2023. If you are considering submitting an application, please visit the project website of 2023 Amendment.


3.  2020 Amendment - Process Completed in December 2020 

The City Council adopted the 2020 Amendment package on December 8, 2020, based largely on (and with some modifications to) the Planning Commission's recommendations. For more information, 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.


The current consideration for accepting private applications for the 2023 Amendment (instead of 2024 Amendment) is, however, an exception.


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 staffing resources and Planning Commission capacity.


Useful Links

2019 Amendments 

2020 Amendment

2022 Amendment 

2023 Amendment



Staff Contact

Lihuang Wung, Senior Planner

(253) 591-5682