Tree and Environment Advisory Committee
The Tukwila Tree and Environment Committee first met in 2012-2013 to assist with drafting goals and policies related to the natural environment and urban forestry for the update of Tukwila’s Comprehensive Plan. These goals and policies were adopted by the City Council in 2013 and can be found in Chapter 4 of the Comprehensive Plan.
To implement the new landscaping and urban forestry goals and policies, the City is now updating its landscaping code, which has not been updated substantially in 17 years. Updating the City’s tree regulations will follow after the landscaping code update. The Tukwila Tree and Environment Advisory Committee reconvened to assist in the initial review of a draft landscaping code. Materials related to the Committee’s review of the draft regulations, including the Committee’s recommended draft landscaping code, are posted below. The Committee made a number of revisions and forwarded the draft regulations on to the Tukwila Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission met on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to hold a public hearing on the draft regulations. The Planning Commission made revisions to the draft landscaping code and forwarded itt on to the Tukwila City Council for its review. The Community Development and Neighborhoods Committee met on February 13, 2017 to review the Planning Commission’s recommended draft landscaping code and has passed it on to the Tukwila City Council Committee of the Whole for a public hearing and detailed review. The link to the materials considered by the Committee is here: http://records.tukwilawa.gov/WebLink8/Browse.aspx?startid=283596&row=1&&&dbid=1
The Committee of the Whole will meet on February 27, 2017 for the public hearing. Materials for the Council meeting can be found here: http://records.tukwilawa.gov/WebLink8/Browse.aspx?startid=6806&row=1&dbid=1. There may be additional Council meetings to continue the review of the draft landscaping code. Meeting dates will be posted on this web page.
If you have any questions, or would like to be on the mailing list of individuals interested in the landscaping code update or the future tree code update please email: Carol.Lumb@Tukwilawa.gov, or call 206-431-3661.
- Draft TMC 18.52 Advisory Committee Revisions
- Notice of Application
- Puget Sound Energy Email Comments
- Comprehensive Plan Urban Forestry Goals and Policies
- SEPA Checklist for Landscaping Code Revisions
- TMC 18.52 Current Code
- September 2, 2016 Memorandum
- September 13, 2016 Meeting Notes
- September 29, 2016 Meeting Notes
- October 4, 2016 Meeting Notes
- November 10, 2016 Complete Planning Commission Packet TMC 18.28
- Materials for February 13, 2017 Community Development and Neighborhoods Committee
- Planning Commission Recommended Landscaping Code