Community Plan Updates

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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, effective October 1, 2021. 

The following resource document and presentation have been created to help navigate the adopted changes. Note: the resources only show new changes to the regulations. To see other portions of the code that have not changed, see the current Pierce County Code.


Learn more about potential changes on our interactive maps

(Adopted by Council 10/29/2020, Effective 10/1/2021).


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

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

  • 2020-102s: Implementing Regulations (Titles 17B, 18A, 18B, and 18J)
  • 2020-103s: Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • 2020-98s2: Frederickson Community Plan update
  • 2020-97s2: Mid-County Community Plan update
  • 2020-96s2: Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Communities Plan update
  • 2020-99s2: South Hill Community Plan update

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.

Other Resources 

(adopted changes may differ from the information in past resources, updated informational materials coming soon)

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