City’s Comprehensive Plan – public comments due Friday, May 17, 2019

Please be advised that the comment period ends at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, May 17, 2019, for submitting written comments to the Planning Commission regarding the 2019 Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code.  Comments can be submitted to Also, a heads-up: The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on May 29, 2019, in addition… Read more →

Message from City Council Member Thoms about Neighborhood Rezoning Open House (March 18, 2019)

The message below was shared with NENC by City Council Member Robert Thoms on the upcoming City of Tacoma Open House on Neighborhood Rezoning, Monday, March 18, 2019, 6–8pm, at Stadium High School. For more information visit the City’s web page on proposed 2019 Amendments or view the Open House flier. Open Houses were held in each Council District in… Read more →

City seeks input on Accessory Dwelling Units – Oct. 1 presentation, Oct. 3 Public Hearing

The Tacoma Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations this week on Oct. 3, 2018. The proposed changes would “simplify the code and create additional flexibility for both attached and detached accessory dwelling units also known as a backyard cottage”. There are several opportunities to learn more and provide your input in this… 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 →