Posts in the "Land Use" Category

Tacoma City Council considers LID objections, tables discussion for a week

The Tacoma City Council met in closed session August 23, 2017 to discuss the city’s proposed Broadway Local Improvement District (“LID”) assessments, but ultimately concluded they needed more information before making a decision. TheyRead more

No vested rights for developers where state-mandated environmental laws are concerned

The Washington Supreme Court visited the vested rights doctrine again recently, narrowing once again the applicability of Washington’s developer-friendly “vested rights doctrine.” In Snohomish County v. Pollution Control Hearings Board, filed in late 2016,Read more

Tacoma prepares to launch Tideflats subarea plan

The loss of the Northwest Innovation Works methanol plant left some to wonder what will become of the Tacoma Tideflats, and whether Tacoma remains an industrial city, or is perched on the cusp ofRead more

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Port of Tacoma tenant discussions may run afoul of recent state Supreme Court Open Public Meetings Act decision

As Port of Tacoma commissioners consider how to use the spot previously leased by Northwest Innovation Works prior to its decision to abandon a methanol plant on the Tacoma Tideflats, they may want toRead more