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Plan and Code Amendments

Latest News - 2020 Amendment Moving into Planning Commission Public Hearing Process

The Planning Commission will conducted a public hearing on October 7, 2020 on the 2020 Amendment package. Planning staff will conduct two open houses on September 28 and 30, 2020 for interested citizens to learn more about the package. The package includes three applications:

  1. Heidelberg-Davis Land Use Designation
  2. View Sensitive Overlay District Height Limit
  3. Minor Plan and Code Amendments

For more information about these applications and how to provide comment during the public hearing, please visit www.cityoftacoma.org/2020Amendment



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


Read the Plan and Code Amendment Process Summary. 

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 (2019) cycles and private-initiated amendments processed in even-year (2020) 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

(More information about how to submit an application will be posted here soon. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please send an e-mail to the contact staff listed on the side bar.)

Useful Links

2018 Amendments 

2019 Amendments 



Staff Contact

Lihuang Wung, Senior Planner

(253) 591-5682