333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

Comprehensive Plan


The Puyallup Comprehensive Plan has recently been updated. For more information on the update process, please use 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 1 Foundations Element
Chapter 2 Natural Environment Element
Chapter 3 Land Use Element 
Chapter 4 Housing Element
Chapter 5 Community Character Element
Chapter 6 Economic Development Element
Chapter 7 Transportation Element
Chapter 8 Utilities Element
Chapter 9 Capital Facilities Plan 
Chapter 10 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan Element
Chapter 11 Downtown Neighborhood Plan
Chapter 12 South Hill Neighborhood Plan Policies
Chapter 13 River Road Corridor Plan


Comprehensive Plan: Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map

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

The Planning Division accepts applications for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan once per year. The 2016 cycle for accepting applications is now closed. 

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 below links.

Alternatively, applications 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)

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