City Council Chambers, 5th Floor
333 South Meridian, Puyallup
January 11, 2017
Staff has made two recent presentations (11/9/16, 12/14/16) to the Planning Commission regarding possible standards for certain land uses which provide services to homeless individuals.
As outlined at that time, this topic stems from a City Council-approved moratorium (adopted on 4/5/16 under Ordinance #3109, which imposed a 180-day moratorium - since extended to March, 2017 - on any City land use permits/approvals for “uses and activities associated with emergency shelters, drop-in centers, and similar uses that provide social services to persons that are homeless in all zones located in the City of Puyallup.”
At the November 9th & December 14th meetings, feedback was received from the Planning Commission on this topic. Staff has attempted to incorporate that Commission input into the attached staff report for January 11th, which contains draft Municipal Code standards for possible homeless-serving drop-in centers and overnight shelters, respectively, including some optional approaches. This packet also includes Citywide maps depicting possible areas for potentially siting these uses under the different options.
Staff Contact: Tom Utterback, AICP
Development Services Director
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