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Zoning Research

Wedge Neighborhood Conservation Special Review District

BY Zi Cai, 2/9/2015

C-2: General Community Commercia l District
This district is intended to allow a broad range of medium- to high-intens ity uses of larger scale. Office, retail, and service uses that serve a large market area are appropriate. Residential uses are also appropriate. This classification is not appropriate inside Comprehensive Plan designated mixed-use centers or low-intensity areas

Reference: Tacoma Municipal Code (revised 11/2014)

Conservation District
“Conservation District” means an area designated for the preservatio n and protection of historic resources and overall characteristics of tra ditional development patterns, and that meets the criteria for such de signation as described in Section 13.07.040.C of this code.

Reference: Tacoma Municipal Code (revised 11/2014)

Section 13.07.040.C


13.07.040 Tacoma Register of Historic Places - Establishment and criteria.

A. Tacoma Register of Historic Places is Established. In order to meet the purposes of this chapter and Chapter 1.42 of the TMC, there is hereby established the Tacoma Register of Historic Places. Historic resources and districts designated to this Register pursuant to the procedures and criteria listed in this chapter are subject to the controls and protections of the Landmarks Pre servation Commission established by TMC 1.42 and pursuant to the design review provisions of this chapter.

B. Criteria for the Designation to the Tacoma Register of Historic Places.

1. Threshold Criteria: The Commission may determine that a property is eligible for consideration for listing on the Tacoma Register of Historic Places if it:

a. Is at least 50 years old at the time of nomination; and

b. Retains integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association such that it is able to convey its historical, cultural, or architectural significance

2. Designation Criteria: In addition to the above, a property may be designated to the Tacoma Register of Historic Places if it:

a. Is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; or

b. Is associated with the lives of persons significant in our past; or

c. Embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or represents the work of a master, or possesses high artistic values, or represents a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or

d. Has yielded or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history; or

e. Abuts a property that is already listed on the Tacoma Register of Historic Places and was constructed within the period of significance of the adjacent structure; or

f. Owing to its unique location or singular physical characteristics, represents an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood or City.

C. Special Criteria for the Designation of Historic Special Review Districts and Conservation Districts. The City Council may find it appropriate to create Historic Special Review or Conservation Districts for the purposes of encouraging the preservation of character within established neighborhoods and districts, protecting such areas from adverse effects to their cultural and histor ic assets resulting from unsympathetic development activities, and for the purpose of promoting economic development and neighborhood identity.

1. Historic Special Review Districts. Historic Special Review Districts are areas that possess a high level of historic integrity in existing architecture, development patterns and setting, in which these characteristics should be preserved. In addition to the threshold criteria listed in Section 13.07.040.B.1, a proposed Historic Special Review District should meet the following specific c riteria: •

a. It is associated with events or trends