Community invited to open houses for Pierce County’s Comprehensive Plan update

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County has issued a draft Comprehensive Plan update package and invites the community to learn  more about such topics as land use, transportation and regional parks at a series of open houses.

“This is the community’s opportunity to learn how Pierce County will deal with growth in the unincorporated area over the next 20 years,” said Debby Hyde, special projects coordinator. “There is no formal presentation—so drop in anytime during the event. Staff will be available to answer questions.”

The following open houses are open to the public, and will run from 5 to 7 p.m.:

  • April 16, Kapowsin Elementary, 10412 264th E., Graham
  • April 20, McMillin Grange, 12615 State Route 162, Puyallup
  • April 23, Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd. E., Bonney Lake

Pierce County’s Comprehensive Plan update process acknowledges the past 20 years of growth under the current Comprehensive Plan and looks ahead to the next 20 years. The review and update of Pierce County’s Comprehensive Plan and development regulations began in 2013 and will be completed by June 2015.

The majority of policies and direction of the County’s current plans will be maintained and carried forward in the update. The update addresses new Washington State legislative requirements and recent changes in land use law.

Visit www.piercecountywa.org/compplan to review the draft Comprehensive Plan. The website also features information about upcoming Planning Commission meetings and background material related to the update.

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