2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendments
The Pierce County Comprehensive Plan guides the County’s overall strategy for growth and development over the next 20 years. It sets the goals and policies for items such as land use, economic development, housing, transportation, and the environment. Every two years, the County accepts applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Approved amendments can result in changes to land use and zoning designations and regulations.

Information on Process
Please refer to the Guidelines document for information about the amendments, timelines and process.

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Pierce County Council Initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments Under Review
On September 29, 2020, the Pierce County Council adopted Resolution No. 2020-89s, initiating amendments to the Comprehensive Plan for Pierce County for the 2021 Plan Amendment cycle. This resolution requests the Planning and Public Works Department to conduct an environmental review, evaluate initiated amendments and forward the associated reports to the affected land use advisory committees and Planning Commission for review and recommendation back to the County Council by February 15, 2021.

Urban Growth Area/Potential Annexation Area Amendments
Application No. Applicant Description LUAC  PCRC  Planning Commission
940374 Town of Wilkeson Amendment to expand the Urban Growth Area to include six additional parcels.
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-  1/27/2021

Area-Wide Map Amendments
Application No.  Applicant Description LUAC  PCRC  Planning Commission 
938320
Allied Enterprises LLC  Resdesignate two parcels in the Graham Community Plan area from Rural 10 to Rural Activity Center. Graham
12/8/2020

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1/27/2021
939329 Puyallup School District  Redesignate one parcel (Walker High School) in Unincorporated Pierce County from Employment Center to Public Institution to correct a technical error.
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2/3/2021
939690 Youth with a Mission  Redesignate four parcels from Moderate Density Single Family to Mixed Used Districts.   -  - 2/3/2021
939790 PenMet Parks  Redesignate five parcels from Rural 5/Rural 10 to to Park and Recreation in the Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan area. Gig Harbor Peninsula 12/9/2020 
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2/3/2021
940337 Paije Properties LLC Redesignate two parcels in the Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan area from Community Center to Mixed Use Districts. Gig Harbor Peninsula 12/9/2020 
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2/3/2021
940347 SimonCRE Redesignate three parcels in the Alderton-McMillin Community Plan area from Rural 10 to Rural Neighborhood Center.
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1/27/2021
940410 WA State Dept. of Natural Resources  Redesignate a portion of one parcel in unincorporated Pierce County from Agricultural Resources Land to Public Institution.

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Application Withdrawn

Comprehensive Plan Text Amendments
Application No. Applicant  Description LUAC  PCRC  Planning Commission
939497 Pierce County PPW Amendments to meet the requirements of the NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit to coordinate and integrate stormwater planning with land use planning. 
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1/6/2021
939858 Pierce County PPW Amendments to meet PSRC’s requirement for jurisdictions to adopt “center” plans for regional growth centers and Manufacturing/Industrial Center.
Frederickson 12/17/2020 
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1/13/2021
939860
Pierce County PPW Amendments to bring land use policies into consistency with the GMA goals and requirements to ensure land use compatibility through coordination with the military base commander (per RCW 36.70A.530). 
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1/13/2021
939884 Cascade Water Alliance  Amendments to protect the water quality in the Lake Tapps Reservoir. 
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1/6/2021
939943 Pierce County PPW Amendment to Design Element policies related to Planning Commission’s recommendation that the County provide more flexibility in Countywide design standards. 
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1/6/2021
939944 Pierce County PPW Amendments to policies that would improve delivery and access to transit service per Ordinance No. 2019-67s.  - - 1/6/2021
940158 Pierce County PPW Amendments to include information on PSRC VISION 2050 and multicounty planning policies related to climate change that need to be addressed in the next GMA comprehensive plan periodic update. 
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1/13/2021
940161 Pierce County PPW Amendments to provide guidelines and review criteria for the redesignation of property as well as allow for the redesignation of single parcel or single ownership in appropriate circumstances such as public parks, schools, and other public institutions, or when contiguous with an existing land use designation. 

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1/13/2021
940164 Pierce County PPW Amendments that include acknowledging language and policies under the Housing and Land Use elements that provide direction to identify strategies to expand opportunities for meeting the needs of farm worker housing. 
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1/6/2021
940172 Master Builders Assoc. of Pierce County Amendments to the density calculation from a net formula to a simple gross formula in urban residential areas. 

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1/13/2021
940316 Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Amendments to incorporate the District’s Capital Facilities Plan into the Comprehensive Plan, provisions for addressing impact fees, and adoption and implementation of fire protection standards. 
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1/6/2021

Community Plan Amendments
Application No. Applicant  Description  LUAC  PCRC  Planning Commission 
939864 Pierce County PPW  Alderton-McMillin Community Plan: Correcting a technical oversight. Replacing "Reserve 5" with "Rural 5" descriptive text in the Alderton-McMillin adopted community plan per Ordinance No. 2015- 40. 
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1/20/2021
939868 Pierce County PPW  Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan: Correcting a technical oversight. Replacing "Reserve 5" with "Rural 5" descriptive text in the Gig Harbor Peninsula adopted community plan per Ordinance No. 2015-40.
Gig Harbor Peninsula 12/9/2020 
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Application Merged Into Application #940163
939874 Pierce County PPW  Graham Community Plan: Correcting a technical oversight. Replacing "Reserve 5" with "Rural 5" descriptive text in the Graham adopted community plan per Ordinance No. 2015-40.  Graham 12/8/2020 
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1/20/2021
940163 Pierce County PPW  Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan: Updating the background information and maps for the Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan, coordinating land use and infrastructure planning in the UGA at Purdy with the City of Gig Harbor, and amendments suggested by the Land Use Advisory Commission including and not limited to tree preservation policies.  Gig Harbor Peninsula 11/4/2020 12/9/2020 


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1/20/2021
941881 Pierce County PPW  Browns Point-Dash Point Community Plan: Amendments to bring sign policies into consistency with the 2015 US Supreme Court Reed v. Town of Gilbert ruling that prohibits regulations that categorize non-commercial signs based on the type of information they convey (e.g. temporary, political and ideological) and then apply different standards to each category. 


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1/20/2021
941882 Pierce County PPW  Key Peninsula Community Plan: Amendments to bring sign policies into consistency with the 2015 US Supreme Court Reed v. Town of Gilbert ruling that prohibits regulations that categorize noncommercial signs based on the type of information they convey (e.g. temporary, political and ideological) and then apply different standards to each category.  Key Peninsula 12/16/2020 

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1/20/2021

Contact
For questions relating to the comprehensive plan amendment process or submitted proposals, please contact:

Jessica M. Nappi, AICP
Senior Planner
(253) 798-2389