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 →

Understanding the 2018 Annual Amendments – Part 1 – Introduction

  The Tacoma Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the 2018 Annual Amendment, which includes proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5pm. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, April 6, 2018 at 5pm.   To help our North End neighbors understand the process and details about these… Read more →