Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

EIS for Community Plan Updates

The update to the four Community Plans will include changes to text, policies, land use designations, and zoning. The proposed changes also include the Centers and Corridors zoning concept, which would create four new zones: Towne Center, Urban Corridor, Neighborhood Corridor, and Employment Corridor.

Pierce County Planning and Public Works, as the SEPA lead agency, is preparing a non-project Environmental Impact Statement to analyze and determine any significant adverse impacts on the environment.

Pierce County released the Scoping Notice for the EIS on May 4, 2018 providing the public with an opportunity to submit comments on the proposal. The comment period closed May 25, 2018. Comments received helped determine the impacts analyzed in the EIS. A copy of the EIS Scoping Notice and comments received is available through the Planning and Public Works permit system. A link to the application is found here.

The Draft EIS is anticipated to be issued spring 2019 and a 45-day comment period will be provided.

Staff Contact: Jeff Mann, Senior Planner, (253) 798-2150