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Plan and Code Amendments

Latest News - City Council Considers Adoption, December 1 and 8

Following the public hearing conducted on November 24, the City Council will consider adopting the 2020 Amendment, with the first and final readings of ordinances on December 1 and 8, 2020. The Council will consider 3 ordinances for the 3 respective applications of the 2020 Amendment, based on, but not necessarily concurring with, the Planning Commission's recommendations. Listed below are the 3 applications, with the Commission's recommendations made on November 4:

  1. Heidelberg-Davis Land Use Designation Change (recommended for adoption)
  2. View Sensitive Overlay District Height Limit Change (not recommended for adoption)
  3. Minor Plan and Code Amendments (recommended for adoption)

For more information about the 2020 Amendment, 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