2024 Comprehensive Plan Update

Kick-off survey

The City of Fife is embarking on a two-year process to update the city’s long-range (20-year) Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations, as required by the Washington State Growth Management Act.  The 2024 Comprehensive Plan will serve as a roadmap of what Fife will look like in the future. A comprehensive plan articulates a series of goals, objectives, policies, actions and standards that are intended to guide the day-to-day decisions of elected officials and local government staff.

Our goal in this process is to encourage early and frequent input from residents and business owners. Your responses to this survey will help guide city staff in creating a public participation plan and ensure the process addresses what is important to our community. 

Take our survey by August 15, 2022 to provide feedback on your priorities as we begin updating the 2024 Comprehensive Plan. 

Click here to take our kick-off survey.

Background

Comprehensive plans are the centerpiece of local planning efforts. A comprehensive plan articulates a series of goals, objectives, policies, actions and standards that are intended to guide the day-to-day decisions of elected officials and local government staff, while maintaining a long-range (20-year) perspective. 

The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) requires cities and towns in Pierce County to perform a “periodic review” and update of their local comprehensive plans by December of 2024. The City of Fife will plan for our future through this update to our comprehensive plan.

The Comprehensive Plan (the "Plan") is a document that guides the city’s decisions on a wide range of topics and services over a 20-year time period. Some of the items it will address include neighborhoods, businesses, transportation, traffic, the environment and the community. The Plan incorporates the community's vision and values, while meeting requirements of state and federal laws.

Work on the update will occur between now and December 2024. When adopted, the Plan will be in effect from 2024 to 2044.

We want to start by listening to you to understand your goals and hopes for the city’s future. Here are ways to get involved and receive updates:

  • Stay Informed: Email us to let us know you would like to subscribe to our periodic email updates.
  • Provide Feedback: Fill out our survey and let us know what you think the city should prioritize.
  • Stay tuned: Check this website for project updates.

To learn more or share your ideas, contact the community development department at comdev@cityoffife.org or 253-922-9625.