Comprehensive Plan

The Puyallup Comprehensive Plan has recently been updated.

The Puyallup Comprehensive Plan is the long-term vision and plan for managing the built and natural environment in the City of Puyallup. It includes policy direction for community development, housing, economic development, environmentally sensitive areas, public services, annexation, and related issues. The City's Comprehensive Plan was developed under the provisions of the State of Washington's Growth Management Act (Chapter 365-196, WAC) and was initially adopted in September 1994. The Comprehensive Plan also addresses the revitalization of Puyallup's historic downtown.
2015 Puyallup Comprehensive Plan Cover

Comprehensive Plan


Table of Contents
  1. Chapter 1: Foundations Element (PDF)
  2. Chapter 2: Natural Environment Element (PDF)
  3. Chapter 3: Land Use Element (PDF)
  4. Chapter 4: Housing Element (PDF)
  5. Chapter 5: Community Character Element (PDF)
  6. Chapter 6: Economic Development Element (PDF)
  7. Chapter 7: Transportation Element (PDF)
  8. Chapter 8: Utilities Element (PDF)
  9. Chapter 9: Capital Facilities Plan (PDF)
  10. Chapter 10: Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan Element (PDF)
  11. Chapter 11: Downtown Neighborhood Plan (PDF)
  12. Chapter 12: South Hill Neighborhood Plan Policies (PDF)
  13. Chapter 13: River Road Corridor Plan (PDF)
Comprehensive Plan: Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map

 Note: Updated Comprehensive Plan is pending Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) certification.

Amendment Applications


The Planning Division accepts applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan once per year. The 2016 cycle for accepting applications is now closed.
To be considered complete, applications for Comprehensive Plan amendments must include a completed application form and a completed environmental checklist.

Alternatively, applications are available at the City of Puyallup Development Center located at 333 S Meridian in downtown Puyallup, at the 2nd floor permit counter. Applications must be accompanied by a filing fee of $980 and an additional $250 fee for environmental review (total fees - $1,230).

Application Requirements


Applications must comply with the provisions of PMC 18.40.070. To be considered for approval, the applicant must attach with the application a statement on how the proposed amendment meets the criteria under PMC 18.40.071 and PMC 18.40.075. See the Puyallup Municipal Code for more information.

It is strongly recommended that applicants meet with Planning staff to discuss an amendment request before submitting an application.

Plan amendments are first considered by the City Planning Commission, which conducts public hearings and then forwards its recommendations to the City Council. The City Council is responsible for taking final action on all amendment requests. This typically occurs by the end of November of each year.

Questions


Questions or meeting requests should be directed to Senior Planner Katie Baker at 253-435-3604.