Community Plan Updates

Pierce County recently updated community plans for the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill communities. Each update included a review of individual community issues and identified issues that are common to all four areas. These plans were updated simultaneously because they make up the majority of the County’s central urban growth area. The major roads through the areas are connected, as are many of the issues facing these communities such as: rapid growth, traffic, jobs, and housing.


Pierce County Council adopted Ordinance No. 2021-49 to resolve challenges to the Centers and Corridors legislation, amending Ordinance No. 2020-98s2, Ordinance No. 2020-102s, and Ordinance No. 2020-103s, pursuant to a settlement agreement in the Growth Management Hearings Board Central Puget Sound Region Case No. 21-3-0001. 

The interactive map has been updated to reflect all changes.

An appeal was segregated into Case No. 21-3-0003, which is still pending.


Appeal information: Growth Management Hearings Board Case Search (search case number 21-3-0003 for documents on pending case)

Subsequent Ordinance (settlement agreement): Ordinance No. 2021-49

Original Ordinances adopting updates (Initial Submittal files contains all source documents)

Pierce County Council adopted a set of emergency ordinances on February 23, 2021 that moves the effective date of the proposed updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill Community Plans to October 1, 2021, pending appeals to the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board (Case No. 21-3-0003c, which consolidates 3 appeals). Due to appeals, it is unknown at this time if the plans and their implementing regulations will go into effect as adopted, or if changes will be made as a result of the appeals. This page will be updated with the most recent news.

Ordinances moving the effective date to October 1, 2021

  • 2021-20: Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • 2021-19: Implementing Regulations
  • 2021-17: Frederickson Community Plan update
  • 2021-16: Mid-County Community Plan update
  • 2021-15: Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Communities Plan update
  • 2021-18: South Hill Community Plan update

Learn more about potential changes on our interactive map. (Adopted by Council 10/29/2020, Effective 10/1/2021).

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