The Tacoma Planning Commission is holding two public hearings as part of its 2019 amendment process, concerning potential changes to the city’s comprehensive plan and land use regulatory code.

The amendment is a process through which the city considers changes, additions, and updates to the One Tacoma Plan and the Land Use Code, according to a notice from the city. The commission will consider public testimony before submitting a recommendation to the city council. The city council will conduct an additional public hearing before taking action on any proposals.

There are six sets of proposed amendments, also known as “applications.” The first public hearing will address one application; the second public hearing will address the other five:

  • Public hearing for future land use map implantation: 6 p.m. May 1 in the council chambers at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street. An information meeting starts at 5 p.m. to prepare people for the public hearing.
  • Public hearing for the other five applications: 6 p.m. May 15 in the council chambers at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street. An informational meeting starts at 5 p.m. to prepare people for the public hearing.

The second hearing will consist of five consecutive sessions addressing the following five subjects:

  • Shoreline Master Program Period Review
  • Affordable Housing Action Strategy Incorporation into Comprehensive Plan
  • Historic Preservation Code Amendments
  • Manitou Potential Annexation
  • Minor Plan and Code Amendments

The public can offer comments by filling out comment cards at either of the informational meetings; testifying at the public hearings; emailing planning@cityoftacoma.org by 5 p.m. May 17, or sending a letter to Planning Commission, 747 Market Street, Room 349, Tacoma WA 98402, by 5 p.m. May 17.

More information, including the complete text, staff analysis, and background information associated with each of the six applications, is available on the city of Tacoma’s website.