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Proposed amendments to the Pierce County Comprehensive Plan
Changes to the Pierce County Comprehensive Plan and associated maps are approved through a legislative process resulting in adoption by the County Council.
           
Review Process and Evaluation Criteria 
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The process for identifying possible amendments, initiating proposed amendments for legislative consideration, evaluation of amendments, and public review is outlined in Chapter 19C.10 of the Pierce County Code as amended by Ordinance No. 2014-31S and summarized in this information sheet. 

Click here to view the proposed zoning changes of 2014 Comprehensive Plan Amendments in Public GIS.

Planning Commission made recommendations on the amendments on December 10, 2014. To view the recommendations please click here.

For more information contact:
Pierce County Planning and Land Services, Long Range Planning
(253) 798-2785 or Email
                      
Plan amendments are classified as follows:
 
Text Amendment
A change or revision in the text of the goals, policies, objectives, principles, or standards of the Comprehensive Plan.

Amendment No.
Applicant  Description  Community Plan Area   LUAC Meeting Date 
T-1
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James Kitchen The proposal amends the policies of the Comprehensive Plan to authorize motor vehicle sales (Level 5-Motor vehicle and related equipment sales/rental/repair and services) in the Rural Activity Center designation.                                              
T-2
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Chuck Sundsmo  The proposal amends the policies of the Comprehensive Plan to allow boundary line alterations between conforming and nonconforming lots to establish two buildable lots in the Rural area. All rural LUACs:
Gig Harbor
Graham
Key Peninsula
Mid-County

11/12/14
11/6/14
11/19/14 11/4/14   
T-3
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Chuck Sundsmo  The proposal amends the policies of the Comprehensive Plan to allow for vacant property within the Rural area to be developed similar to surrounding properties if it meets specific criteria. All rural LUACs:
Gig Harbor
Graham
Key Peninsula
Mid-County

11/12/14
11/6/14
11/19/14
11/4/14
T-4
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James Halmo  The proposal amends the policies of the Comprehensive Plan to provide policies and procedures for the designation and redesignation of Rural Farm lands on a countywide basis. All rural LUACs:
Gig Harbor
Graham
Key Peninsula
Mid-County

11/12/14 11/6/14 11/19/14 11/4/14



















                  
Community Plan Amendment
A change or revision to the text, goals, or policies of an adopted community plan.
           
Amendment No.  Applicant  Description  Community Plan Area   LUAC Meeting Date 
C-1
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Douglas M McLaren The proposal amends the policies and standards of the Mid-County Community Plan to authorize uses such as mini-storage or contractor’s yards that are not dependent on sanitary sewer service in the Community Center designation in the Mid-County Community Plan area.      Mid-County 11/4/14
C-2
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HMC Management The proposal amends the policies and standards of the Key Peninsula Community Plan to authorize contractor’s yards in the Rural Ten designation in the Key Peninsula Community Plan area. Key Peninsula 11/19/14

 

C-3
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Barbara Lake The proposal amends the policies and standards of the Anderson Island/Ketron Island Community Plan to allow additional uses in the Rural Neighborhood Center.

 
C-4
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Updated Staff Report
American Concrete Inc. The proposal amends the policies and standards of the South Hill Community Plan to authorize implementation of the Employment Services zone classification within the Employment Center designation in the South Hill Community Plan area near Thun Field and to expand the list of permitted uses in the Employment Services zone classification. South Hill 11/3/14

 
C-5
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Herb Bickle The proposal amends the policies and standards of the Mid-County Community Plan to authorize uses in the Employment Center designation within the Mid-County Community Plan area to include additional uses dependent on sanitary sewer facilities including multi-family residential. Mid-County 11/4/14 

































Area-Wide Map Amendment
A change or revision to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation Map that affects an area which is either comprehensive in nature, deals with homogeneous communities, is geographically distinctive, or has unified interest within the County, such as community plan areas.

Area-Wide Map amendments must have area-wide significance and include many separate properties under various ownerships.

Single parcel or single ownership amendments may be appropriate for correcting technical errors, or for applications involving Master Planned Communities, Master Planned Resorts, Employment Based Planned Communities, or New Fully Contained Communities.

Any other single parcel or single ownership map change does not meet the criteria for consideration as an Area-Wide Map amendment.

Amendment No.  Applicant  Description  Community Plan Area   LUAC Meeting Date   MAP
M-1
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Fred Wagner

The proposal changes the land use designation on one parcel totaling 3.62 acres from High Density Single Family to either Moderate-High Density Residential or Mixed Use District within the South Hill Community Plan area. 

South Hill 11/3/14 View Map  
M-2
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Updated Staff Report

Scott Edwards The proposal changes the land use designation on eight parcels totaling approximately 34 acres from Employment Center to Community Center within the Mid-County Community Plan area. Mid-County 11/4/14

 

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M-3
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Dave & Mary Schactler The proposal changes the land use designation on six parcels totaling approximately 154 acres from Rural Ten to Agricultural Resource Lands.

 
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Urban Growth Area Amendment
A change or revision to the Comprehensive Urban Growth Area (CUGA), Urban Growth Area (UGA), or Urban Service Area (USA) of any city or town. An amendment to the CUGA or UGA must include a new land use designation for the area under consideration.

Amendment No.  Applicant  Description  Community Plan Area   LUAC Meeting Date   MAP
U-1
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Revisions to Staff Report
                      
                       
City of Bonney Lake The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area (UGA) and City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by 31 parcels totaling approximately 73 acres and changes the land use designation from Reserve 5 to Community Center. Community Meeting
Dec 1, 6:30 p.m, Bonney Lake High School.
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U-2
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Revisions to Staff Report

                       
City of Bonney Lake The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area (UGA) and City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by 10 parcels totaling approximately 29.75 acres and changes the land use designation from Rural 10 and Agricultural Resource Lands to Moderate Density Single-Family. The Residential Resource (RR) zoning classification would implement the MSF land use designation.  Community Meeting
Dec 1, 6:30 p.m, Bonney Lake High School.

 

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U-3
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Revisions to Staff Report

                       
City of Bonney Lake The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area (UGA) and City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by 123 parcels totaling approximately 79.6 acres and changes the land use designation from rural 10 and Reserve 5 to Moderate Density Single-Family and Community Center. Community Meeting
Dec 1, 6:30 p.m, Bonney Lake High School.

 
View Map 
U-4
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Revisions to Staff Report
                       
City of Bonney Lake  The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area (UGA) and City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by 466 parcels totaling approximately 840 acres and changes the land use designation from Reserve 5, Rural 10, and Agricultural Resource Lands to Moderate Density Single-Family.  The Residential Resource (RR) zoning classification would implement the MSF land use designation.   Community Meeting
Dec 1, 6:30 p.m, Bonney Lake High School.
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U-5
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Revisions to Staff Report

                       
City of Bonney Lake  The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area (UGA) and City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by 62 parcels totaling approximately 330 acres and changes the land use designation from Reserve 5 and Agricultural Resource Lands to Moderate Density Single-Family. The Residential Resource (RR) zoning classification would implement the MSF land use designation.   Community Meeting
Dec 1, 6:30 p.m, Bonney Lake High School. 
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U-6
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Revisions to Staff Report

                       

City of Bonney Lake  The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area (UGA) and City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by 2,080 parcels totaling approximately 587 acres and changes the land use designation from Reserve 5 to Community Center and Moderate Density Single-Family.   Community Meeting
Dec 1, 6:30 p.m, Bonney Lake High School.
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U-7
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City of Bonney Lake  The proposal expands the City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by 816 parcels totaling approximately 5,000 acres.  The land use designations remain as Employment Based Planned Community and Moderate Density Single-Family.   Community Meeting
Dec 1, 6:30 p.m, Bonney Lake High School. 
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U-8
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Revisions to Staff Report
                       
City of Bonney Lake The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area (UGA) by 2,457 acres and the City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by approximately 2,772 acres.  The land use designation changes from Reserve 5 (20 acres), Rural 10 (2,437 acres), and Neighborhood Center (3 acres) to Moderate Density Single-Family.  The land use designation for approximately 311 acres remains as Moderate Density Single-Family.   Community Meeting
Dec 1, 6:30 p.m, Bonney Lake High School.
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U-9 
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John Merriman The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area by 2 parcels totaling 5.2 acres and changes the land use designation from Rural Separator to Moderate Density Single-Family within the Mid-County Community Plan area.  The Residential Resource zoning classification would implement the MSF land use designation. Mid-County 11/4/14  View Map 
U-10
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Revisions to Staff Report

                       
Town of Carbonado The proposal expands the Urban Growth Area (UGA) and City’s Urban Service Area (USA) by 686 acres and changes the land use designation from Forest Lands and Rural 20 to Moderate Density Residential.  The Single-Family and Residential Resource zoning classifications would implement the MSF land use designation.     View Map 
U-11
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City of Buckley The proposal expands the City’s Urban Growth Area (UGA) and Urban Service Area (USA) by 868 acres and changes the land use designation from Agricultural Resource Lands, Forest Lands, Park and Recreation, Rural 10, and Rural 20 to Moderate Density Single-Family and Neighborhood Commercial.     View Map 


           
Combined Map/Community Plan Amendments
A change or revision to the text, goals, or policies of an adopted community plan, and a change or revision to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation Map.
                          
Amendment No.  Applicant  Description  Community Plan Area   LUAC Meeting Date   MAP
M-4
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FRETOC, LLC The proposal changes the zoning classification on 5 parcels totaling 53.34 acres from Community Employment Center to Employment Services within the Frederickson Community Plan area.  The Employment Center Land Use Designation is not proposed to be changed. Frederickson 11/24/14 View Map      
C-6
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FRETOC, LLC The proposal amends the policies and standards of the Frederickson Community Plan to authorize new uses in the Frederickson Employment Services zone classification including “big box” retail uses. Frederickson 11/24/14

  

M-5
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Purdy Interchange LLC The proposal changes the land use designation from Employment Center to Mixed Use District on 19 parcels totaling approximately 51 acres. Gig Harbor 11/12/14

  
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C-7
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Purdy Interchange LLC  The proposal amends the policies and standards of the Gig Harbor Peninsula Community Plan to authorize a modified Mixed Use District designation in the Purdy neighborhood that would accommodate commercial and residential development at medium to high densities. Gig Harbor  11/12/14 


























 
 
 





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