Code Streamlining 2012
Status - The City Council adopted the proposed code amendments on September 25, 2012, as recommended by the Planning Commission (see Ordinance No. 28088 posted below).
This project involves changes to the Land Use Regulatory Code which are intended to help to reduce barriers to infill development and the reuse of existing commercial buildings by broadening the existing home-occupation standards, exempting smaller scale development from environmental review, and expanding parking exemptions for existing buildings. The proposed amendments are comprised of three parts: expanding the “home occupation” use in the Downtown and Mixed-Use Districts to include Live-Work/Work-Live regulations; adopting increased thresholds for Environmental (SEPA) review; and adding a parking exemption for existing buildings in Commercial Districts outside of the Downtown and Mixed-Use Districts.
Ordinance No. 28088 (9-25-12)
City Council Public Hearing Notice (8-28-12)
Planning Commission Recommendation Packet (8-1-12)
Planning Commission Public Hearing Document
Planning Commission Public Notice
Live/Work Work/Live - Articles, Resources, and Examples
City of Los Angeles Adaptive Reuse Program
Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington
Ten Truths of Live-Work Planning Policy - Thomas Dolan
Live/Work in Plain English Website
Ian Munce, City of Tacoma, (253) 573-2478, firstname.lastname@example.org