Center for Dialog & Resolution Seeks Community Input Regarding Citizens’ Forum Now Through April 27

In support of the Tacoma City Council’s continued efforts to better connect and engage with community members, the Center for Dialog & Resolution in downtown Tacoma, Wash. seeks community input regarding Citizens’ Forum now through April 27.   Survey link:  https://goo.gl/forms/BnN9JnLXGyaZ9VD63   The survey questions, developed by the Center for Dialog & Resolution, were generated from the feedback gathered from… Read more →

Understanding the 2018 Annual Amendment (6 of 6) – Other applications

Rounding out the 2018 Amendments are several other applications related to specific parcels and/or general updates. These are being summarized below in our single (and final) post in our series on Understanding the 2018 Annual Amendments. View all posts in the series. Remember, the Public Hearing on all the proposed 2018 Amendments is tonight (April 4, 2018) and written comments… Read more →

Understanding the 2018 Annual Amendment (4 of 6) – Car Wash Rezone

[This is post 4 of 6 in our series on Understanding the 2018 Annual Amendments. View all posts in the series.] The “Car Wash Rezone” was originally submitted by Brown Bear Car Wash located on 6th Avenue between South Howard and South Rochester Streets (in the Narrows Neighborhood Center). After review, the Planning Commission suggested a more focused scope for… Read more →

Understanding the 2018 Annual Amendments (3 of 6) – Height Measurements in Old Town, N Proctor & 34th Commercial “View Sensitive Overlay District”

[This is post 3 of 6 in our series on Understanding the 2018 Annual Amendments. View all posts in the series.] This application came from a private citizen and seeks an amendment to how building height is measured in all C-2 (Commercial) zoning districts in the VSD (view sensitive district) overlay district. The View Sensitive District includes: Old Town Commercial… Read more →

Understanding the 2018 Annual Amendments (2 of 6) – Open Space Corridors Project

The Open Space Corridors Project is a step in implementing the City’s Parks and Open Space designation in the new “One Tacoma” Comprehensive Plan. It would update Critical Areas standards to better protect “Biodiversity Corridors” and “Steep Slope” areas to “prevent fragmentation of some of Tacoma’s most valuable natural areas and clarify reasonable use of property in these areas.” The… Read more →