Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are considered every two years. Applications for 2020 to 2021 will be accepted July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.
The Pierce County Comprehensive Plan sets the direction for accommodating and directing growth and development in unincorporated portions of the county. The county’s zoning and development regulations are based on this policy document.

Types of Amendment
Urban Growth Area (UGA)/Potential Annexation Area (PAA) Amendment
A change to the designated Urban Growth Area (UGA) or designated Potential Annexation Area (PAA) of any city or town within Pierce County.
Area-Wide Map Amendment
A change to the Land Use Designations Map. An Area-Wide Map Amendment, unlike a parcel or site-specific land use reclassification, is of area-wide significance and includes multiple separate properties under various ownerships. Single-parcel or single-ownership map changes may be appropriate only for correcting technical errors or for applications involving one of four types of planned communities.
Text Amendment
A change to the policies of the Comprehensive Plan text.
Community Plan Amendment
A change to the policies of an adopted community plan included in the Pierce County Comprehensive Plan.
Note: Changes to land use designations in a Community Plan area is an Area-Wide Map Amendment.

2018-2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendments


For the 2018-2019 process, the Pierce County Council approved Comprehensive Plan Amendments on April 30, 2019 through Ordinance No. 2019-15sA regulation package reflecting those changes was presented to Planning Commission May 28, 2019 and will be heard by Council at a later date. The table below links to the application for each amendment, lists the amendment type and describes where to find each amendment, as approved.

Approved 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Amendment Name  Application Number Amendment Type Ordinance No. 2019-15s Exhibit E: Findings of Fact Related Details
Centers of Local Importance (CoLI) 891589 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment  Number 17, page 3 of 9
Exhibit A 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Noise Disclosure 
891585 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment  Number 18, page 3 of 9 Exhibit A 
Rural School Policies
891627 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment  Number 19, page 3-4 of 9 Exhibit A
High-Density Single Family (HSF) Zone Policies
891586 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment  Number 20, page 4 of 9 Exhibit A
School Concurrency
891683 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment  Number 21, page 4 of 9 Exhibit A 
Pierce County Council  895958 Community Plan Amendment Number 22, page 4 of 9 Exhibit G
Bartelson/Azure Green 
890881 Area-Wide Map Amendment 
Number 23, page 4-5 of 9
Exhibit B
Bitton 891418 Area-Wide Map Amendment 
Number 24, page 5-6 of 9 
Exhibit B
Pierce County Parks and Recreation  891322 Area-Wide Map Amendment 
Number 25, page 6 of 9 Exhibit B
Key Pen Parks and Recreation 
891875 Area-Wide Map Amendment 
Number 26, page 6 of 9 Exhibit B
ARL Update - Technical Amendment  891624 Community Plan Amendment Number 27, page 6 of 9  N/A 
Raining Mountain  891709


891686
Community Plan Amendment

Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment
Number 28, page 6 of 9
Exhibit A  
Exhibit D 
12905 140 9th Ave LLC - Rural Industrial Center 891940


891941


891909
Community Plan Amendment

Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment

Area-Wide Map Amendment
Number 29, page 7-8 of 9
Exhibit A
Exhibit B Exhibit C 
Baron - RNC 891942


891914
Community Plan Amendment 

Area-Wide Map Amendment
Number 30, page 8 of 9

Exhibit B Exhibit C 
City of Gig Harbor  891681 Urban Growth Area (UGA) Amendment  Number 32, page 9 of 9 Exhibit F
Exhibit G 

Number 17 (Centers of Local Importance [CoLI]), Page 3 of 9
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