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2022 Amendment

Section A. Latest News

The 2022 Amendment process has been completed, with the City Council's adoption of four legislations on June 28, 2022.  See Section B. below.  


Section B. City Council Reviews and Adoption

The City Council adopted the 2022 Amendment Package on June 28, 2022, based primarily on the Planning Commission's recommendations, through the adoption of the following legislations:

  • Amended Substitute Resolution No. 40985 - approving the Work Plan for South Tacoma Groundwater Protection District (STGPD) Code Amendments, as

    recommended by the Planning Commission; and requesting the Commission to conduct a public process to develop findings of fact and recommendations by August 27, 2022, as to whether a moratorium on heavy industrial uses and storage of hazardous materials within the STGPD is warranted, and if so, to recommend the scope, applicability, and duration for the Council's consideration. 

  • Amended Ordinance No. 28819 - approving the land use designation change for the "NewCold" site, as recommended by the Planning Commission; and requesting City administration to consider conducting a traffic impact study and a noise study for the existing and expanded facilities on the site during future site rezoning or permit processes.

  • Ordinance No. 28820 - approving the land use designation changes on several parcels owned by the South Sound Christian Schools and the  CenterPoint Christian Fellowships and ensuring preservation of the Garry Oaks onsite, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

  • Ordinance No. 28821 - approving 17 minor amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Regulatory Code, as recommended by the Planning Commission. 

The City Council's reviews and deliberations of the 2022 Amendment, leading up to the adoption of these legislations, included a public hearing on June 7, study sessions on June 7 and 14, regular meetings on June 14, 21 and 28, as well as the Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee's reviews on March 9 and May 25, 2022.  To review the agendas for these Council meetings, please visit Council Calendar.


Section C. Planning Commission Post-Hearing Reviews

Posted below are documents and materials reviewed by the Planning Commission after the April 6, 2022 public hearing and up to the decision-making (recommendations) on May 4, 2022.

Section D. Planning Commission Public Hearing

Posted below are materials reviewed by the Planning Commission at the public hearing on April 6, 2022, the notice of the hearing, and the recording of the informational meeting conducted by staff on March 30, 2022 for interested parties to learn more about the hearing subject and be better prepared to provide comments.

Posted below is the Public Review Document (the full document as well as individual sections) prepared for the Commission's public hearing.  Compiled in the document are the proposed amendments, staff analyses and relevant background information associated with the applications:

  • 2022 Amendment Public Review Document (full document)
  • Sec. I: Manager's Letter, Public Hearing Notice, and Executive Summary
  • Sec. II-A: Application "NewCold"
  • Sec. II-B: Application "Christian Schools"
  • Sec. II-C: Application "Work Plan for STGPD Code Amendments"
  • Sec. II-D: Application "Minor Plan and Code Amendments"
  • Sec. III: DNS and SEPA Checklist
  • Section E. Reviews of Applications 

    Posted below are documents and materials associated with the four applications in the 2022 Amendment Package that were reviewed by the Planning Commission in 2021-2022, up until the public hearing on April 6, 2022.  You can also visit the website of Planning Commission Agendas to follow the Commission's meetings and deliberations.


    Application - "NewCold"

    Description: Seeking land use designation change at a 3-acre site near Orchard and S. 46th to allow for expansion of an existing heavy industrial use. 


    Application - "South Sound Christian Schools"

    Description: Seeking land use designation changes on 8 parcels near Tacoma Mall Boulevard and S. 64th to allow for multi-family and commercial uses on some of the parcels.


    Application - "South Tacoma Groundwater Protection District" (STGPD)

    Description: Requesting a broad review of the general area of the STGPD to promote an Eco-Industrial Park and Economic Green Zone concept. (Note: The application was initially referred to as "South Tacoma Economic Green Zone", but what is proposed for adoption in 2022 Amendment cycle is a portion of the original scope, referred to as "Work Plan for STGPD Code Amendments.")


    Application - "Minor Plan and Code Amendments"

    Description: Non-policy, technical type of changes to the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Regulatory Code to correct errors, address inconsistencies, update information, improve clarity, and clarify policy/regulatory intents.

    Section F. Background

    This website is for the project of 2022 Annual Amendment to the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan and/or the Land Use Regulatory Code ("2022 Amendment"). The amendment cycle runs from January 2021 through June 2022.


    The One Tacoma Plan is the blueprint for achieving the community's vision for future growth and the Land Use Regulatory Code (Title 13 of the Tacoma Municipal Code) is a key tool to implementing the goals and policies of the Plan. These documents are reviewed and amended, generally, on an annual basis in accordance with the State Growth Management Act in order to maintain their effectiveness.


    The Application Packet that was used to solicit applications during January-March 2021 is posted below for documentation purposes. It provides background information about why the Plan and the Code are amended, the types of amendments that may be considered, who may propose amendments, and who to contact for more information. 

  •  2022 Amendment Application Packet 

    Section G. Staff Contact

    Stephen Atkinson, Principal Planner, Email Steve