Planning Our Community
Other Planning Efforts
- Coordinated Water System Planning
- Fennel Creek Corridor Plan
- FRED 310
- Historic Preservation
- Housing Affordability
- Proposed Burley Lagoon Geoduck Farm
- Residential Use Code Updates
- Shoreline Master Program Update
- South Hill Governance Study
- Sunrise Master Planned Community
- Tehaleh Master Planned Community
Land Use Advisory Commissions (LUACs)
Countywide Planning Policies
Countywide Planning Policies are written policy statements which are to be used solely for establishing a countywide framework from which the county and municipal comprehensive plans are developed and adopted. The framework is intended to ensure that the county and municipal comprehensive plans are consistent, as required by the Washington statutes.
During the period within which county and municipal comprehensive plans are developed, adopted and implemented, the county and each municipality in the county uses the Countywide Planning Policies to serve as a guide for county or municipal land use and related decisions to best assure that the principles embodied in the Countywide Planning Policies are followed and promoted.
Learn more about the Pierce County Regional Council the group that coordinates Countywide Planning Polices.
Multi-County Planning Policies
Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Puget Sound region, including Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Snohomish Counties and establishes the Multi-County Planning Policies.
VISION 2050, which contains the Multi-County Planning Policies, is a regional strategy for accommodating the 5.8 million people expected to live in the region by 2050. VISION 2050 is an integrated, long-range vision for maintaining a healthy region – promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment. It contains an environmental framework, regional growth strategy, policy sections guided by overarching goals, and implementation actions and measures to monitor progress.
Pierce County Buildable Lands Program
Since 1997, Pierce County and its 23 cities and towns have worked collaboratively in a program to collect annual development permitting data, inventory developable land and enhance information relating to critical areas. Commonly referred to as the Buildable Lands Program, this collaborative program is aimed at improving accuracy in the information used to determine the residential and employment capacity of the County's UGAs.
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More information on the Comprehensive Plan update process.