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 community members over the past several months. The Center has been graphically recording the Citizens’ Forum, gathering public observations, holding community focus groups, and eliciting opinions on how to improve communication with City Council.
 
The Center will gather, analyze and report survey findings to the Tacoma City Council and community members.
 
Hard copy versions of the survey are also available at the Center for Dialog & Resolution (717 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98402).  Questions, or requests for special accommodations, may be directed to the Center for Dialog & Resolution at (253) 572-3657 or Share@CenterForResolution.org.

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About the Center for Dialog & Resolution:

The Center for Dialog & Resolution is an independent non-profit mediation service provider and training center located in downtown Tacoma, Washington.
 
Additional information about the Center can be found at www.CenterForResolution.org. Please email inquiries to
Share@CenterForResolution.org. 

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 are due April 6, 2018.

  1. Code Cleanups – revise sections of the Tacoma Municipal Code, to address inconsistencies, correct minor errors, and improve provisions that, through administration and application of the code, are found to be unclear or not fully meeting their intent.
  2. 80th St Rezone to Light Industrial – a private application seeking code and Comprehensive Plan amendments to rezone a property on South 80th from PDB to M-1. View the original Application: S 80th Street Rezone (PDB).
  3. Outdoor Tire Storage – a private application seeking code revisions to allow for outdoor storage of tires in C-2 with screening and other appropriate standards. View the original application original application.

For more information view the 2018 Amendments Public Review Document

 

For details on this and other proposed amendments, visit the city’s website at cityoftacoma.org/2018Amendments. In particular, the Public Review Document has detailed staff reports for each project.

If you have feedback about this application, be sure to attend the public hearing (April 4) or send your written comments (April 6) by the deadlines!

Public Hearing Details:

April 4, 2018
Tacoma Municipal Building, Council Chambers
747 Market Street – 1st Floor
Meeting begins at 5pm with the public hearing beginning at approximately 5:30pm

In addition to comments at the public hearing, written comments are accepted until 5pm on Friday, April 6, 2018. Comments may be submitted to: Planning Commission, 747 Market Street, Room 345, Tacoma, WA 98402, via fax at (253) 591-5433, or via email to planning@cityoftacoma.org.

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 staff analysis. The proposal would allow “vehicle service and repair” in Neighborhood Mixed Use (NCX) areas with a conditional use permit, but not fronting designated core pedestrian streets.

For more information:

For details on this and other proposed amendments, visit the city’s website at cityoftacoma.org/2018Amendments. In particular, the Public Review Document has detailed staff reports for each project.

If you have feedback about this application, be sure to attend the public hearing (April 4) or send your written comments (April 6) by the deadlines!

Public Hearing Details:

April 4, 2018
Tacoma Municipal Building, Council Chambers
747 Market Street – 1st Floor
Meeting begins at 5pm with the public hearing beginning at approximately 5:30pm

In addition to comments at the public hearing, written comments are accepted until 5pm on Friday, April 6, 2018. Comments may be submitted to: Planning Commission, 747 Market Street, Room 345, Tacoma, WA 98402, via fax at (253) 591-5433, or via email to planning@cityoftacoma.org.

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 District (N 30th between N White and just past N Starr);
  • N Proctor & N 34th (West side of N Proctor, commercial area)
  • Titlow Park Commercial Area

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