April 13 Hearing on new zoning

PIERCE COUNTY, WA – Pierce County residents are invited to learn about and provide feedback on proposed updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill Community Plans at an April 13 open house. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will be handled. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look…

REZONED! April 13 – Data display

Residents across Spanaway, Frederickson, Parkland, Midland, and South Hill received letters around March 30, noting their home properties have been rezoned from Moderate Density Single Family (MSF) to Neighborhood Corridor (NCor). This zoning is set in the County plan called Centers and Corridors. The new zoning is a done deal according to local real estate…

Lakewood Water Pipeline? Meeting Feb. 6

At this time, there is a plan for city density development in the communities of Frederickson, South Hill, Spanaway and Parkland. The key question is: Will there be enough water? Federal Law prohibits pumping water from another source (Tacoma’s Green River Water) into our Sole Source Aquifer. Can Spanaway Water, Firgrove Water, Rainier View Water…

Major County Rezoning Proposal

The area Pierce County identified 2 years ago as “The City of Pierce” is now being slated for a zoning density increase in the area from Pacific Avenue on the West to Meridian on the East and 112th Street to 176th Street. This will affect all people the own single family homes and property! Request:…

Downpour doesn’t dampen local spirit

Freddie Fest started out cloudy and dry on August 11, but squalls passing through left visitors and vendors occasionally huddling under their tents. Yet, community spirit prevailed and the event and chili cookoff went on as planned. Washington residents are used to dodging a bit of rain. Bravo to those souls who took it all…

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…