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Latest News - All Applications Moving Forward for Technical Analysis

On July 17, 2019, the Planning Commission completed the assessment phase for the four applications for the 2020 Amendment and determined to accept all applications and move them forward to the technical analysis phase.  Stay tuned for the status of analysis for each application.

 

Assessment of Applications 

The Planning Commission began the assessment process with an initial review of the four applications on May 29, 2019, and conducting a public scoping hearing on June 19, 2019, to solicit feedback from the community on the scopes of work for the applications.  The Commission completed the assessment process on July 17, 2019, by making a determination, upon reviewing public comments received and staff's recommendations, to move forward all applications to the technical analysis phase.

 

Posted below for documentation purposes are information and materials associated with these three meetings, listed in reverse chronological order:

 

3. Determination (July 17, 2019)

Posted below is the agenda packet that was mailed to the Planning Commission for its review and decision-making on July 17, and the PowerPoint slides that were presented to the Commission at the meeting:

The agenda packet posted above contains all four applications.  Individual packets corresponding to individual applications are posted under the respective sections on this web page.  To review them, please scroll further down.

 

2. Public Scoping Hearing (June 19, 2019)

Before the Planning Commission's public scoping hearing began at 5:30 PM, staff held an informational meeting between 4-5 PM to prepare interested citizens for the public hearing.  Three public hearing notices were disseminated informing the public of the date, times, and location for the hearing and the informational meeting as well as how to provide comments.  One of the notices was a general notice that covered all applications, and the other two were project-specific notices that covered the two private applications, as posted below:

1. Initial Review of Applications (May 29, 2019)

Posted below is the agenda packet that was mailed to the Planning Commission for its review on May 29, and the PowerPoint slides that were presented to the Commission at the meeting:  

Application #1 - Heidelberg-Davis Land Use Designation

The applicant, Metro Parks Tacoma, seeks to re-designate the subject site near Cheney Stadium from the Parks and Open Space designation to Major Institutional Campus.  The designation would allow for major campus complexes such as office, educational and healthcare facilities.

  • 2020 Amendment Assessment - PC Review Packet Cover Memo (7-17-19)
  • 2020 Amendment Assessment - Attachment 1 - Heidelberg-Davis (7-17-19)
  • 2020 Amendment Assessment of Application - Heidelberg-Davis 
  • Application #2 - West Slope View Sensitive Overlay District

    The applicant, the West Slope Neighborhood Coalition, seeks to amend the existing View Sensitive Overlay District (VSD) code requirements as it pertains to the Narrowmoor Additions, which is an approximately 349-lot subdivision within the West Slope area of Tacoma.  The proposal would decrease allowed building height from 25 feet to 20 feet in the VSD within the subject area only.

  • 2020 Amendment Assessment - PC Review Packet Cover Memo (7-17-19)
  • 2020 Amendment Assessment - Attachment 2 - Narrowmoor VSD (7-17-19)
  • 2020 Amendment Assessment of Application - West Slope 
  • Application #3 - Transportation Master Plan Amendments

    Public Works Department seeks to amend the Transportation Master Plan (TMP), which is the transportation element of the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan, by updating policies, priority networks, project list, and performance measures; incorporating the Tacoma Mall Neighborhood Subarea Plan; making changes to support multimodal level of service, impact fees, or Vision Zero, a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries; and incorporating the Dome District Business Association’s request to strengthen pedestrian priorities in the Downtown Regional Growth Center.

  • 2020 Amendment Assessment - PC Review Packet Cover Memo (7-17-19)
  • 2020 Amendment Assessment - Attachment 3 - TMP (7-17-19)
  • 2020 Amendment Assessment of Application - TMP
  • Application #4 - Minor Plan and Code Amendments

    Planning and Development Services Department has compiled a list of minor, non-policy related revisions to the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan and the Tacoma Municipal Code, intended to keep information current, address inconsistencies, correct minor errors, increase clarity, and improve the efficiency of implementation of the Plan and administration of the Code.

  • 2020 Amendment Assessment - PC Review Packet Cover Memo (7-17-19)
  • 2020 Amendment Assessment - Attachment 4 - Minor Amendments (7-17-19)
  • 2020 Amendment Assessment of Application - Minor Amendments
  • Application Process Closed on April 1, 2019

    Application process for the 2020 Amendment was open between January 1 and April 1, 2019.  Posted below, for documentation purposes, are documents that were posted during the application submittal process: 

    Staff Contacts

    Stephen Atkinson

    (253) 591-5531

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    Larry Harala

    (253) 591-5640

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    Lihuang Wung

    (253) 591-5682

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