The City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services is launching the Home in Tacoma Project.

In tandem with the launch, the department is seeking community participation and input to gain insight into how to best update Tacoma’s housing growth policies and zoning.

The effort will focus on how Tacoma can build more housing types like duplexes, small multifamily dwellings, cottage-style homes, and attached/detached accessory dwellings. These types of housing are often referred to as the “missing middle” housing since they fill the gap between apartments and single dwellings.

Tacoma also will seek to promote affordability and reduce displacement risk in more rapidly growing areas.

An online survey is available now through February as one way people can contribute information about what infill housing could look like in their neighborhoods.

The City also will be hosting a virtual Home in Tacoma Café Series on Zoom from 12 to 12:45 p.m., with three panel discussions. The discussions will include:

  • Tacoma’s Housing Crisis on Dec. 18
  • The City’s Role in Creating Housing on Jan. 8, 2021
  • Getting Housing Growth Right for Tacoma on Jan. 29, 2021