South Hill Neighborhood Plan

Open House
August 10, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
South Hill Mall Community Room
3500 South Meridian, Suite 905
Puyallup, WA 98373

The Planning Commission held a public hearing and made a recommendation on the South Hill Neighborhood Plan in April, 2016. Prior to formally presenting that recommendation to City Council this Fall, an open house will be held on August 10, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the South Hill Mall Community Room. Use mall entrance between Macy's and Sears, go straight, Suite 905 is right next to Sears.

South Hill Mall map


Puyallup has two Regional Growth Centers, Downtown Puyallup and South Hill. Regional Growth Centers (RGCs) are areas designated by Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) as focal points for population and employment in the region. These areas are characterized by compact, pedestrian-oriented development with a mix of residences, jobs, retail, services, and entertainment. RGCs are eligible for funding priority for transportation and economic development through PSRC.

All jurisdictions with designated RGCs are expected to adopt a neighborhood (or “sub-area”) plan for the center into the city’s adopted comprehensive plan. These plans are intended to meet regional requirements while adhering to community priorities, by establishing specific goals and policies for the neighborhood as well as more detailed development standards.

Prior Work

The South Hill Neighborhood Plan (SHNP) has been in the works for a number of years. Much of the public input as to the vision for the future of the neighborhood was developed through a series of public workshops in 2006/2007. In 2009, City Council adopted a vision statement, goals and policies (SHNP Framework Policies (PDF)) to guide future development of zoning standards specific to the neighborhood. The City then partnered with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department in 2010/2011 to complete a Health Impact Assessment (PDF).

Recent Work

  • Plan policy revisions and draft zoning code through Planning Commission review (2013-2015)
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing - property owner concerns expressed (July 2015)
  • Follow-up meeting between staff and property owners (August 2015)
  • Revised draft zoning code; continued work with property owners and Planning Commission (September 2015-February 2016)
Since the July 8, 2015 public hearing, the Planning Commission has reviewed revisions to the draft plan and development regulations at multiple work sessions, and at their February 10, 2016 meeting, recommended that the full draft plan be released for public review and comment.

Open House

The Planning Department will hold an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 to present information on the recommended plan, which will be held at the South Hill Mall Community Room.  Use mall entrance between Macy's and Sears, go straight, Suite 905 is right next to Sears.