About the study
The community plan updates include a proposal to focus growth along Pacific Avenue/State Route 7, Meridian/State Route 161, 176th Street East, 112th Street East and Canyon Road East.
These areas would be zoned as a Center or Corridor. Centers would be central gathering places for the community where people can live, work and access services, while Corridors would be areas for residential, commercial and employment uses designed to connect people to Centers.
The county decided to conduct the study following feedback from the public and stakeholders about potential impacts of the proposal.
A timeline for this study will be established once a consultant is selected. Once the study is complete, the findings will be included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement and presented to the Planning Commission.
Planning Commission to consider options to phase in proposed rezoning
At the Planning Commission’s request, Pierce County staff will develop conceptual options to phase in over time the rezones related to the Centers and Corridors proposal. These options will be presented to the commission for consideration. Future meetings will be scheduled for this topic.