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1.  2023 Amendment - Applications being reviewed

The Planning Commission received a private application in March 2022, and several applications proposed by City staff, for consideration in the 2023 Amendment cycle, which ends in June 2023.  The Commission is conducting initial assessment of these applications in June-July 2022.  For more information, please visit 2023 Amendment.


2.  2022 Amendment - Process Completed in June 2022

The City Council adopted the 2022 Amendment package on June 28, 2022, based largely on (and with some modifications to) the Planning Commission's recommendations.  For more information, please visit 2022 Amendment.


3.  2020 Amendment - Process Completed in December 2020 

The City Council adopted the 2020 Amendment package on December 8, 2020, based largely on (and with some modifications to) the Planning Commission's recommendations. For more information, please visit 2020 Amendment


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. 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 cycles and private-initiated amendments processed in even-year (e.g., 2022 Amendment) adoption cycles.


The current consideration for accepting private applications for the 2023 Amendment (instead of 2024 Amendment) is, however, an exception.


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 staffing resources and Planning Commission capacity.


Useful Links

2019 Amendments 

2020 Amendment

2022 Amendment 

2023 Amendment



Staff Contact

Lihuang Wung, Senior Planner

(253) 591-5682