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2023 Amendment

Latest News (as of March 2023):

On March 1, 2023, the Planning Commission set April 5, 2023, as the date for a public hearing on the 2023 Amendment package and set April 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM as the deadline for written comments.


How to Provide Comments

  1.  Testify at the Public Hearing on April 5, 2023; and/or
  2.  Provide written comments by April 7, 2023, 5:00 PM, via e-mail to planning@cityoftacoma.org.


Informational Meeting with Staff

Staff with hold a virtual informational session on March 29, 2023, at 5:30 PM Join with Zoom at https://www.zoom.us/j/81111985476 or dial 253-215-8782 and enter the meeting ID 811 1198 5476 when prompted.


Public Hearing

The public hearing will be held during the regular hybrid Planning Commission meeting on April 5, 2023, at approximately 5:30 PM Join in person in the Council Chambers, 1st Floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, or virtually at https://zoom.us/j/88403846060 or dial 253-215-8782 and enter the meeting ID 884 0384 6060 when prompted.


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:


Planning Commission Reviews


Application: "Mor Furniture"

Description: This is a private application by Mor Furniture requesting for a land use designation change at 1824 S. 49th St. from “Low-Scale Residential” to “General Commercial”, with a subsequent site rezone from R2-STGPD to C2-STGPD. 

Application: "Shipping Containers"

Description: This application is a request by the City Council to evaluate code changes which would facilitate the use of shipping containers for storage and occupancy of other commercial uses in non-residential districts. 

Application: "Electric Fences"

Description: This application is a request by the City Council to evaluate code changes which would facilitate construction of electric fences in districts other than Industrial Districts. 

Application: "Commercial Zoning Code Update"

Description: The application proposes to update the City’s commercial zoning code classifications (C-1, C-2, T, PDB) to better conform with goals and policies contained within the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan. 

Application: "Delivery-Only Businesses"

Description: In response to the increasing interest from the community in establishing and operating delivery-only businesses of food and other consumables, this proposal would amend the TMC Title 13 to provide appropriate definitions and development/performance standards specific to delivery-only businesses. 

Application: "Minor Amendments"

Description: This application compiles a number of non-policy, technical amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Regulatory Code, intended to keep information current, address inconsistencies, correct minor errors, increase clarity, and improve provisions that, through implementation of the Plan and administration of the Code, are found to be unclear or not fully meeting their intent. 



This website is for the project of 2023 Annual Amendment to the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan and/or the Land Use Regulatory Code ("2023 Amendment"). The amendment cycle runs from January 2022 through June 2023.


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.


Applications for the 2023 Amendment was accepted during January 1 through April 1, 2022.  The application form used at the time is posted below, for documentation purposes:


Staff Contacts

Stephen Atkinson, Principal Planner, satkinson@cityoftacoma.org 

Adam Nolan, Associate Planner, anolan@cityoftacoma.org