Tacoma City Council to discuss library services, live/work lofts Tuesday

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to be briefed Tuesday at City Hall on an overview of services past, present and future for the Tacoma Public Library by members of the library’s board of trustees.

Additionally, councilmembers will be briefed on the Tacoma Planning Commission’s recommendations on amendments that aim to streamline the city’s land use regulatory code. The proposed amendments to the Land Use Regulatory Code were developed by staff and the Planning Commission to reduce barriers to infill development and to the reuse of existing buildings. These amendments include three proposed code changes: raising State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) thresholds; expanding the flexibility inherent in a “home occupation” type of use to include “live/work” and “work/live”; and a parking exemption for existing buildings in commercial districts. A public hearing on the issue is scheduled later that day at the regularly scheduled Tacoma City Council meeting.

Councilmembers will not take public comment during this week’s study session, which will be held on Tues., Aug. 28 at noon in Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 16. Audio from the session will be broadcast live on TV Tacoma and online here. On-demand audio archives are available on the Web within 24 hours of the meeting online here.