Planning Commission makes final recommendations on updates to four community plans

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission made its final recommendations on updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plans March 10 and 12. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look and feel of the community, and…

Property taxes and growing pains

Opinion: Marianne Lincoln, Editor Growing pains? Prosperity attracts people. People create need for more housing. More housing creates a need for more roads, buses, fire protection, policing, parks, libraries, sewer extensions, and more. The people that say, “If you build they will come,” are completely missing the boat. Frederickson was barely a few houses surrounded…

50% Growth in 25 years – PSM Plan

[Editor Note: Contrast this with the County information about Frederickson, you can clearly see their bias toward growing Frederickson. Frederickson tripled (300%) P-S-M is noted to have grown 50% in that same timeframe. The Census of 2020 will tell us more soon.] From the Pierce County Planning page for the Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Plan PIERCE COUNTY —…

Frederickson’s population has tripled in 25 years

[Item taken from the Pierce County Frederickson Community Plan webpage.] [Editor Note: Frederickson has a LUAC meeting on January 27, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Bethel Learning Center – this is a MUST read for anyone in the Bethel School District area. It includes a county incorporation push paragraph!] PIERCE COUNTY — Frederickson’s population…

Planning Commission meetings on community plan updates

The Pierce County Planning Commission has scheduled eight additional meetings on the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plan updates in early 2020. The commission is scheduled to make its final recommendations on the updates in March. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics such as…

Jan. 23 Friends of Spanaway Lake

FOSL – Friends of Spanaway Lake will be holding it’s annual meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Rainier Room of Sprinker Recreation Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The agenda includes electing several board positions. There will also be an update on decreasing phosphorus and algae in Spanaway Lake.  

County Proposing to Suspend Centers and Corridors Revisions

PIERCE COUNTY – The Pierce County Council is backing off the Centers and Corridors Proposal. A Special Rules and Operations Committee and final Council hearings on Proposal No. R2020-6 will be held January 21 in committee and January 28 in front of the full Council for a final vote. R2020-6 is a Resolution of the…

Planning Commission adds meetings on community plan updates

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission has scheduled eight additional meetings on the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plan updates in early 2020. The commission is scheduled to makes its final recommendations on the updates in March. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics…

Oct. 1 County Council 6pm in Summit

In-district Council meeting to focus on community engagement The Pierce County Council will hold an in-district Council meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave. E. in Tacoma. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Councilmember Marty Campbell, District 5 and will focus on community engagement. Each member of…

Bethel ABC Day – October 5, 2019

All Bethel Community Day (ABC Day) is fast approaching. This annual event has grown steadily over the years into a huge blockbuster in South Pierce County. Characters like Blitz from the Seahawks and the Mariner Moose have made showings in past years. Carriages rides, helicopters and even the double decker Seahawks Party Bus have visited…

Planning Commission considers huge land use changes in unincorporated areas

Controversial land use changes to the Frederickson, Parkland, Spanaway, Midland,  South Hill and Mid-County (Summit, Waller, North Clover Creek Collins) areas are progressing through the formal process of adoption in Pierce County. These changes involve housing and business uses, but not an accompanying infrastructure plan. Therefore the communities, already overcrowded for urban growth that has…