Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update


What should Puyallup look like in 2044? The City is undergoing a major update to the Comprehensive Plan which sets the vision for the city for the next 20 years (i.e. now until 2044). The changes must be adopted by December 2024. Please sign up for notifications to stay updated and participate in the process!

Focus of the update

  • Review of community's vision and character
  • Simplify and streamline the city's development policies and regulations
  • Implement the city's Housing Action Plan (HAP)
  • Preparation of an Environment & Sustainability Action Plan 
  • Review and incorporation of equity
  • Housing 
  • Environmental review 
  1. Kendall Wals

    Senior Planner

Major Topics

  • Population and job growth
  • Transportation 
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Housing and land use 
  • Equity


What is the Comprehensive Plan?

Puyallup’s Comprehensive Plan is a long-term plan that helps the City  prepare for and manage expected population and employment growth, as well as coordinate major public investments. It also provides direction for City decision making on land use, transportation, parks, sewer and water systems, natural resources and other areas. It is framed in broad terms and guides future implementation, such as parcel-specific zoning or infrastructure design.

What is the Periodic Update?

The Washington State Growth Management Act requires review every 10 years to address changes in state law, integrate updates to regional planning documents, and update/extend the range of required growth targets (i.e. population, housing, employment). The City's last major update occurred in 2015 and portions of the Comp Plan have been updated on an annual basis since that time. Puyallup is now undergoing another major update to the entire Comprehensive Plan. 

How do I get involved?

The update will include many opportunities for public input and multiple work sessions with the city's Planning Commission who make recommendation to City Council. The city will publicize open house events on this webpage. The public may submit comments and questions, or sign up for our email distribution list to receive periodic updates by submitting contact information below, or by emailing sign up for notifications of Planning Commission meeting agenda postings, please visit this webpage; Comp Plan Update work sessions or public hearings will be indicated on the meeting agenda. Questions and comments may be submitted below or by emailing

Anticipated Project Schedule


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