Downtown Design Guidelines Update

The current City of Puyallup Downtown Design Guidelines (DDGs) were developed with consultant assistance and adopted by City Council in April, 2006. After completing design review for proposed projects, the need for an update to the document was identified by the City’s Design Review and Historic Preservation Board (DRHPB) and city staff. As a result, an update project has been ongoing; work has been completed by city planning staff, with consultant assistance from Allied 8, and review and input from the DRHPB throughout the process. 

The following are the focus points for the update project: 

  • Improve the format of document 
  • Improve document navigation for applicants 
  • Specify what is a “guideline” versus requirement
  • Clarify application submittal requirements and design review process

The community is invited to review and provide comments on the final DDG draft document. There are some upcoming information opportunities as well as multiple ways to provide input.

Upcoming Informational Opportunities

  • April 17, 2019, anytime between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m: Walk into the Development            Services Permit Counter (2nd Floor, City Hall, 333 S. Meridian) and speak with the              project planner.
  • April 18, 2019 Open House: an information open house will be held in the 5th Floor            lobby outside of Council Chambers from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • May 16, 2019 Public Hearing: The Design Review and Historic Preservation Board will       hold a public hearing on the update project on May 16th. The meeting will be held in  Council Chambers, 5th Floor of City Hall, 4:00 p.m.



Contact the project planner, Kendall Wals; contact information provided in the right-hand side bar of this page.

  1. Kendall Wals

    Long Range Planning - Associate Planner