Community Plan Updates
During the 2015 Comprehensive Plan update process, several communities expressed interest in updating their Community Plans. The Pierce County Council has directed Planning and Public Works to prepare updates of 4 community plans. The update will include a review of individual community issues and interests for each plan area and may identify issues that are common to all 4 areas. Re-zoning is being considered as part of these updates. To find out whether your property may be affected, search our interactive map by address or parcel number.
Submit comments anytime via our online form or by mail:
Pierce County Planning & Public Works
Attn: Long Range Planning
2401 S 35th St. Rm. 175
Tacoma, WA 98409
Community Plan Updates are taking place in the 4 communities shown below. A large portion of these communities are part of Pierce County's unincorporated urban growth area which has seen significant growth over the last few decades. While these communities are unique and have their own identities, they are connected and share many of the same challenges when it comes to growth, development, and transportation. While reviewing the community plans it is important to highlight the unique characteristics while also addressing the big picture issues.
For more information about a specific plan area click the plan area on the map below:
So far, the Land Use Advisory Commissions (LUACs) for each community plan area have reviewed the plan policies and identified potential changes. More public involvement opportunities will be available May through June of 2017, including public open houses, an online open house and survey, and information presentations to community groups and property owners. Once the public comments and proposed changes are collected, County Council will provide direction on which changes to move forward with. Planning Staff will then draft the identified changes to the community plans. The LUACs and public will review and propose edits to the changes before starting the adoption process in early 2018.
The County Council's Community Development Committee (CDC) reviewed a progress report on the Community Plan Updates on August 7th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Full progress report
Are you part of a community group and like a presentation on the Community Plan Update process and current proposals? Please contact Tiffany Odell (253-798-6859).
Requesting Changes through the Community Plan Update Process
Proposals associated with any of the four Community Plans are excluded from the 2016-17 Comprehensive Plan Amendment cycle. Individuals may request the appropriate Land Use Advisory Commission to consider policy and land use designation changes by:
- Submitting comments using this comment form
- Request changes at an appropriate Land Use Advisory Commission meeting
The County Council's Community Development Committee (CDC) will review a progress report on the Community Plan Updates on August 7th, 2017 at 1:30pm. Planning and Public Works has compiled a progress report and will be providing a presentation. The progress report can be viewed using the links below:
- Progress Report (Full Document with Attachments)
- Progress Report (Executive Summary)
- Attachment A: Public Outreach Portfolio
- Attachment B: Updated Centers and Corridors Framework
- Attachment C: Frederickson Update Summary
- Attachment D: Mid-County Update Summary
- Attachment E: Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Update Summary
- Attachment F: South Hill Update Summary
- Attachment G: Proposed Map Changes
- Attachment H: Zone Consolidation Proposal
- Attachment I: Public Comment Summary and Catalog
- Attachment J: Community Survey Summary and Results
Centers and Corridors
Pierce County Planning has put forth a new zoning approach within 1/4 mile of Pacific Avenue South, Meridian East, Canyon Road East, and 112th Street East. Under the proposal, those areas would be simplified commercial, multifamily, and employment zones.
Ways to get more information on the proposal:
- Explore resources online
- View the Community Plan Updates Newsletter
- View the
- View an interactive map with proposed changes
Transportation is always a hot topic in the region. Through the Community Plan updates, Pierce County will be looking at identifying transportation issues and potential solutions for the 4 community plan area. To learn more and provide input use the links in the list above.
Parks and Recreation
Pierce County's Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan contains a long-term vision for the Pierce County parks system and proposes improvements to the parks system based on that vision.
Pierce County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be updating the PROS Plan during the summer and fall of 2017. The update will include new revenue projections for Department funds and setting priorities for new park and trail development.
To learn more about the PROS Plan or to be involved in the update click here.