Tacoma City Council will consider Comprehensive Plan amendments, Land Use Regulatory Code

On June 15, Tacoma City Council is scheduled to hear the final reading for two ordinances regarding amendments to the...

On June 15, Tacoma City Council is scheduled to hear the final reading for two ordinances regarding amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code for the year 2010.

Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered include adding a new element to be known as the Urban Forest Policy Element;revising the Transportation Element by amending the existing sections and adding a new section to be known as the Mobility Master Plan, updating the Unfunded Project List, and improving consistency with state transportation plans; revising the Growth Strategy and Development Concept Element regarding the boundary of the South 56th and South Tacoma Way Mixed-Use Center and the intensity and zoning relationship chart, and to reduce the intensity classification from medium to single-family for certain properties in the vicinity of South 54th Street and South Birmingham Street.

Land Use Regulatory Code amendments to be considered include increasing the height limit in the Commercial Industrial Mixed-Use zoning district with the use of a height bonus program;removing certain properties in the vicinity of South 54th Street and South Birmingham Street from the South 56th and South Tacoma Way Mixed Use Center and the associated multi-family Residential Target Area and rezoning them to the Residential Special Review District; allowing electric vehicle recharging and battery exchange stations generally in the same manner as gas stations and auto repair facilities; and changing various code sections to address inconsistencies, correct minor errors and improve the effectiveness and clarity of the land use regulations.

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