Making the City of Lakewood’s permitting process easier to navigate
The City of Lakewood is revamping its Title 18A Land Use & Development Code and making related amendments to Title 3, Title 12 and Title17 as well in order to make the code more readable, logical, and user friendly. There will be some substantive updates, but most of the changes will be to reorganize the text and make it easier to use.
The Lakewood Planning Commission has kept open the public comment period on the proposed 18A update until September 18. Included below is the link to the latest version of the Lakewood development code update. View the draft code language as presented on September 4 here. The September 18 materials will be available no later than September 13 at https://cityoflakewood.us/planning-commission/
The tentative legislative schedule is below:
September 18: Planning Commission discussion
October 2: Planning Commission action
October 14: City Council study session
October 21: City Council public hearing
October 28: City Council study session
November 4: City Council action
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed updates on Wednesday, September 4 starting at 6:30 pm at Lakewood City Hall (6000 Main St SW, Lakewood) in the Council Chambers. You can view materials from past and upcoming Commission meetings here.
The Planning Commission held a second study session on the Titles 3, 12, 17, and 18A updates on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at Lakewood City hall (6000 Main St. SW.) You can view the meeting here - the description about the 18A update begins at 19:10 and there is a good summary of the big, substantive changes to the code starting at 34:45.
You can view materials from past and upcoming Commission meetings here.
A stakeholder meeting was held Tuesday, June 18 at 11:30 am at Lakewood City Hall to review the latest draft updates. You can view materials from that meeting here. You can view materials from the January 2019 industry stakeholder meeting here and the public stakeholder meeting here.
City of Lakewood 6000 Main St. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Use the form below to contact us regarding the Title 18A update.