333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

2015 Comprehensive Plan Update

"Engaging Our Future"

The Comprehensive Plan sets the vision for the future and determines what the city will be like 20 years from now. The Planning Department has been working on an update to the City's Comprehensive Plan since June 2013, to update the policies that establish the long-term vision for the City's future.

The update process is nearing completion. The final steps include:

  • An Open House and Public Hearing was held on July 8, 2015. The public record written comment period will be held open until July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Please submit your written comments at the 2nd floor permit counter at Puyallup City Hall, 333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 98371, or via email to OurFuture@ci.puyallup.wa.us.

  • The previously postponed Planning Commission meeting to deliberate and make a recommendation on the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update has been rescheduled for this Monday, July 27th, at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers (Puyallup City Hall, 5th Floor). For more information, please go to the project webpage, or contact Katie Baker at 253-435-3604 if you have any questions.

  • The City Council will hold a public hearing on - To be determined.

These events will take place in the City Hall Council Chambers on the 5th floor, 333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371. 

Review the final draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan here. 

To provide comments on the proposed Comprehensive Plan, you may do so online here; in writing – Attn: Katie Baker, Senior Planner, 333 South Meridian, Puyallup WA 98371; or in person at the public hearing.

For 2015, these are the specific elements of the Comprehensive Plan  that will be updated:

Foundations - the vision and goals set for the city.

Environment - guiding future development in the protection of citizens from natural hazards, and protection of the community's environmental resources.

Land Use - to guide future land use of both public and private property in the urban growth area.

Housing - provide a framework within which housing is provided to existing and new residents of the community.

Community Character - provides design concepts and policies which will direct future development in a way that reinforces and preserves the character and feel of Puyallup. Has strong ties to the Land Use Element and the Environment Element.

Transportation - guides improvement and expansion of the transportation system to meet the demands of future growth to the year 2020.

Utilities - ensures that utility service provided by both public and private purveyors will be supported by the comprehensive plan, and will support growth and development anticipated during the planning period.

Capital Facilities - provides an inventory, capacities, and projects future needs of capital facilities; establishes a six-year plan to finance such facilities.

Downtown Neighborhood Plan - a neighborhood plan providing direction for the future improvement of the historic commercial core of the community.


Please direct questions to Katie Baker, Senior Planner, at (253) 435-3604, or e-mail questions to OurFuture@ci.puyallup.wa.us