2021 Comprehensive Plan Docket

The Community Development Department has docketed the proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments submitted for the 2021 annual review cycle. As required by Chapter 19.09, the Department reviewed the applications and determined completeness. Per code, the City Council makes the final decision on which amendments will proceed through the annual amendment process. Amendment applications chosen to proceed will be forwarded to the City of Gig Harbor Planning Commission for further processing and public hearings.

  • PL-COMP-18-0001: Culture and Arts Element The request is a City-Wide Text Amendment to create a new “Culture and Arts” Element to the City’s Comprehensive Plan requested by the City’s Arts Commission.
  • PL-COMP-21-0001: Land Use Element Update The City’s adopted 2021 Budget has identified two items that, when complete, will likely require amendments to the Land-use Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Those items are: Housing Attainability Analysis and Urban Growth Area Analysis. This request is initiated by the Community Development Department and its initiation would allow staff to identify those goals and policies within the element that will likely need updates resulting from the budgeted items in the work program. Additionally, the Land Use Element will be updated to be consistent with zoning information located in GHMC Title 17.
  • PL-COMP-21-0002: Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review The City is required to conduct a periodic review of its adopted Shoreline Master Program (SMP) every eight years on a schedule established under the Shoreline Management Act (RCW Chapter 90.58). The review will assure that the SMP complies with applicable law and guidelines in effect at the time of the review; and, will assure consistency between the SMP, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, development regulations adopted under Chapter 36.70A RCW, as applicable, and other local requirements.
  • PL-COMP-21-0003: Shoreline Master Program – Public Arts Exemption The City’s Public Works Department proposes an amendment to the Shoreline Master Program allowing for an exemption, or regulation, regarding public art within the City’s shoreline jurisdiction. The amendment language is yet to be identified as it will require input from the Washington State Department of Ecology, potentially other agencies, and interest groups, as well as public input. The request, initially, is to initiate the amendment process so that the City’s Planning Commission can begin reviewing the issue with staff.
  • PL-COMP-21-0004: Housing Element Update The City’s adopted 2021 Budget has identified two items that, when complete, will likely require amendments to the Housing Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Those items are: the Housing Attainability Analysis and the Urban Growth Area Analysis. This request is initiated by the Community Development Department and it would allow staff to identify those goals and policies within the element that will likely need updates resulting from the budgeted items in the work program.