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City of Puyallup

Comprehensive Plan

The Puyallup Comprehensive Plan is currently undergoing  a required update, to be completed by June of  2015. For more information please visit the Update page by using this link. 

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter I         Foundations Element
Chapter II        Environment Element
Chapter III        Land Use Element 
Chapter IV       Housing Element
Chapter V        Community Character Element
Chapter VI       Transportation Element
Chapter VII       Utilities Element
Chapter VIII      Capital Facilities Plan and Appendix
Chapter IX        Downtown Revitalization Neighborhood Plan
Chapter X         Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan Element  
Chapter XI        West Hills Neighborhood Plan
Chapter XII       South Hill Neighborhood Plan Policies
Chapter XIII       River Road Corridor Plan

Comprehensive Plan: Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map 


Due to the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update, the City will accept applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan - 2016 cycle by April 1, 2016. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered until the 2017 cycle. 

Application for Comprehensive Plan Amendment 
SEPA Checklist

To be considered complete, applications for Comprehensive Plan amendments must include a completed application form and a completed environmental checklist. Both the application form and SEPA checklist may be downloaded from this website using the above links.

Alternatively, they are available at the City of Puyallup Development Center located at 333 S. Meridian in downtown Puyallup, at the second floor permit counter. Applications must be accompanied by a filing fee of $980.00 and an additional $250.00 fee for environmental review (total fees - $1230.00).

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 Puyallup Municipal Code)

Amendments to Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan can be amended no more than once per calendar year. Individuals may propose an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan at any time. City planning staff has established a deadline for submitting plan amendment requests of October 1, 2014. Requests submitted after that date will not be considered until the next amendment cycle.

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 regarding the amendments should be directed to Senior Planner Katie Baker, (kbaker@ci.puyallup.wa.us or 253-435-3604).