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Plan and Code Amendments

Latest News - 2020 Amendment Moving into Technical Analysis Phase

The Planning Commission has completed the assessment phase for the four applications for the 2020 Amendment by making a determination on July 17, 2019 to move the applications forward to the technical analysis phase.  These four applications are:

  1. Heidelberg-Davis Land Use Designation
  2. West Slope Neighborhood View Sensitive Overlay District
  3. Transportation Master Plan Amendments
  4. Minor Plan and Code Amendments

For more information about the status of analysis of these applications, 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

The process for submitting applications for 2017-2018 Amendment was open during January-March 2017 and is now closed. The application packet posted below serves as background information only:

  • 2017-2018 Amendment Application Packet
  • Useful Links

    2018 Amendments 

    2019 Amendments 



    Staff Contact

    Lihuang Wung, Senior Planner

    (253) 591-5682