Poof! – What rural buffer Portland Ave.?

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County is considering commercial development and multi-family housing units along Portland Avenue. If you live it he “Rural Separator,” you should find out what is happening to your peaceful neighborhoods. Meeting information:  Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Harvard Elementary in the gym 1709 – 85th St. E., Tacoma 98445 “The…

Packed House at Elmhurst

PARKLAND, WA — On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., there was a room at Elmhurst Elementary with over 100 people packed in, overflowing into the hallway and outside into the courtyard. The meeting was about the development of the Brookdale Golf Course into housing. Paul Green, of Azure Green Consultants, LLC was the featured speaker….

County plans to change development regulations

EDITORIAL According to several people who are on Land Use Advisory Committees in Pierce County, there are new development regulations that have passed through the Planning Commission and the Hearings Examiner are are slated to be in front of the Pierce County Council for approval and adoption, possibly as early as January 2018. If you look…

Collecting warm kids coats

Message from the Lemay Collections at Marymount : We are in urgent need of boys and girls size 8 coats! LeMay cares about our community, and once again we are collecting warm coats, and toys, for local children in need. From infant sizes to adult xl, we need NEW coats of all sizes. Toy donations must…

Expanding horizons – 253 Watch

For the past 5 years our editor, Marianne Lincoln, has been posting articles to talk about events and occurrences around the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School District areas. The Pierce Prairie Post is part of the Spanaway Community Association, which has existed since September 1994. Like everyone else, we all got tired of having meetings…

Hot cars, hotter chili at Freddie Fest Aug 12

FREDERICKSON, WA — Saturday, August 12 is the annual community festival for Frederickson, Freddie Fest. Cars, vendors, kiddie rides, bouncy toys, ponies, hot rods and classic cars and a great chili cook-off. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the grounds of Sound Life Church, 3425 176th St E, Spanaway, WA. Fun…

Community Meeting in Frederickson June 17

Greetings, June 17 is our monthly meeting @ 9AM. We will have a representative from Pierce County Planning give a presentation on their Centers and Corridors plan that will rezone properties in Frederickson and the surrounding communities to accommodate 60,000 new residents. Existing Cities must plan for an additional 140,000 people. We would expect them to…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

Open houses to plan for new growth in central Pierce County communities

PIERCE COUNTY — About 60,000 more people are projected to move to the unincorporated communities of Pierce County between 2010 and 2030, according to the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Pierce County is updating the Community Plans for Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill to plan for this growth. Central Pierce County residents are…

April 15 – Eggstravaganza

On April 15th from 9 AM till noon, FCCCC members will be attending the Annual Eggstravaganza Event at Sound Life Church. Each year we provide the Bunny(s) for the event and pass out candy to the youngsters.  Sound Life Church puts on a huge event with many activities for children that culminates with an Egg Hunt…