Back to back weekend closures at I-5/Thorne Lane interchange in Lakewood

[Editor Note: You will not be able to use Thorne Lan to go southbound on I-5 until Spring 2021. You will have to go Northbound to Gravelley Lake, Exit and return Southbound.] Travelers who use the Interstate 5/Thorne Lane interchange in Lakewood will want to plan extra time into their trips or reschedule discretionary travel…

Outtakes from our community plan

The Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Community is one of four being gutted and redesigned by the county planners with their cadre of business owners and real estate advisors whom they have surveyed for ideas. Instead of the product of our community board from 1997, the county has changed much of the visioning of what it would take to…

Craft Fair at Marymount Oct. 25

LeMay Craft Fair Sunday, October 25, 2020, 10 AM to 4 PM. Come shop Homemade Crafts, Direct Sales Companies, see classic cars, and much much more. There is no fee for attending the craft show and only $10 for a museum tour. LeMay Family Collection | 325 152ND ST E Parkland WA 984, Tacoma, WA…

Spread love, not the flu this year

PIERCE COUNTY — Flu season is here and getting a flu shot may be the single most important thing Pierce County residents can do to protect themselves, their families and the community.  That’s why Pierce County has launched the Spread Love, Not the Flu campaign, and findyourflushot.com, which makes finding the closest provider as easy…

Meet Me in the Park partnership increases programming in time of need

PIERCE COUNTY — Meet Me in the Park is a unique program designed by Pierce County Parks, offered in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma, that provides vital small group social and recreational connections for community members of all abilities who have experienced heightened isolation as a result of the pandemic. Now more than ever, we…

Workshop explores considerations for moving in aging parents

Today, over 40% of Americans buying a home are shopping with older relatives in mind.  There are many reasons why adult children may consider having their aging parents move in with them. Some prefer the advantages provided by intergenerational living, while others deem it necessary to provide affordable extended care. “Bringing Parents Home” will examine…

Prioritizing Pierce County’s Road Program

[Remote Participation is provided by calling in to (253) 215-8782 using (Webinar ID: 971-4879-9775)] The Pierce County Council’s Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee and final Council will hold hearings on Proposal No. 2020-108. It is an Ordinance of the Pierce County Council and will Adopting the 2021-2026 Transportation Improvement Program and 2021-2034 Fourteen-Year Ferry Program,…

Final Passage looms for Centers and Corridors AKA City of Pierce, the Gnu City

Monday, October 19, at 1:30 p.m., the Community Development Committee of the Pierce County Council attempted to get through all the last minute amendments, but due to some diligent community members making comments, they did not get through the entire agenda for the Zoning changes for Centers and Corridors. Community members vocalized how much would…

A road crossing the oxbow?

Looking closely at some moves the County Council has made in the past years and a new chart buried in the Frederickson Community Plan that is about to go to the Council for Final approval on October 27, it is apparent the road easement the planners put along the south side of Liberty Middle School…

OPEN! After years of local citizen efforts

Stan and Joan Cross Park opens; design features sustainable restoration of historic barns and accessible play areas PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County Parks has completed the development of the northern 4-acres of the 64-acre Stan and Joan Cross Park site. This development represents phase 1 of the park’s master plan. Stan and Joan Cross Park…

Pierce County Charter

By Marianne Lincoln So many people are new to Pierce County, a link to the governing code might be useful. Pierce County Became a Charter County in 1980 adopting this Charter. Since that time, every 10 years, a Charter Commission is elected to review an update that Charter. There are also Charter updates made by…

Extending Canyon Road North to I-5

PIERCE COUNTY — As social distancing continues to be the not-so-new normal, we are adding a new way to get in touch with our project team. Visit us during our virtual office hours to learn about the project and ask questions!  Virtual office hours  We loved hearing from the community at our virtual town hall…