2017/2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The City of Gig Harbor 2016 Comprehensive Plan (PDF) was developed in response to the requirements of the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) and coordinated with the City's vision of the future. The Plan integrates citizen's ideas, concerns and preferences into statements on how the City should be developed, what development regulations should accomplish, and what facilities and services levels are needed. The Comprehensive Plan expresses Gig Harbor’s vision of itself and what it would like to become, and is the policy underpinning for all of the city’s planning activities. The City’s first GMA Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1994.

Comprehensive Plan Amendments -- The City reviews requests to amend its Comprehensive Plan annually. Any citizen or property owner can apply for a Comprehensive Plan amendment. Private applications are due in odd years on the last business day of June for review the next cycle. Private applications are only processed on a biennial basis, with decision occurring in the even years (Ordinance Number 1365). GHMC 19.09

At the beginning of every review cycle, the City Council holds an initial public hearing and decides which requests will be formally docketed and forwarded to the Planning Commission for review. The Planning Commission holds work-study sessions and public hearings and then provides a recommendation to the City Council.

Applications:
PL-COMP-17-0001 ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS

Text Amendments relating to Transportation, Housing, Land Use, Parks Rec and Open Space, Introduction and the Economic Development Elements

PL-COMP-17-0003 ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS

Water, Wastewater and Storm System Updates and associated amendments to the Capital Facilities Element

PL-COMP-17-0004 ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS 

Henderson Burnham LLC, Land Use Map Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Development Agreement. 


Upcoming Meetings

City Council Public Hearing and First Reading of Draft Ordinance scheduled for November 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM. 

Past Meetings

For review of October 29th City Council Study Session meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of October 10th City Council Study Session meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes
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For review of September 26th City Council Study Session meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of September 17th Joint meeting with City Council and Planning Commission meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of August 16th Planning Commission meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of July 19th Planning Commission Public Hearing meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of April 19th Planning Commission meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of April 5th Planning Commission meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of March 1st Planning Commission meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of February 1st Planning Commission meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes

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For review of January 18th Planning Commission meeting packet, audio recording, and minutes 

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Supporting Documents

Staff Report for Jan 18th meeting- Intro to Comp Plan Updates

Staff Report for July 19th Public Hearing with Planning Commission


Comments and Questions

Public Participation is encouraged through the Comprehensive Plan Update process.  Check or subscribe to this page for updates, draft documents, and meeting notices through Notify Me. You may also join the Planning Department’s Weekly Email Notice to receive timely updates by emailing Cindy Andrews or texting “GHPLANNING” to 22828


Contact Information
For more information on how the Comprehensive Plan Update works stop by the Planning Department at the Civic Center, call 253-851-6170, or email planning@cityofgigharbor.net