Sewer lines – Another problem for Elk Plain Crossing

In the Land Use Advisory Committee hearing for Elk Plain Crossing, Rob Jenkins of Planning and Land Service just barely touched on the issue of where they will get sewer lines. You see, Health Department regulations require 14,500 sq. ft. lots to have septic tanks, so these tightly packed houses will require sewer access. Briefly…

Deadly Road? Let’s add more houses.

[Editorial – Marianne Lincoln 4-10-2019] Graham, WA — Last night I gave testimony about the Elk Plain Crossing development at 224th & the Mountain Highway. This location is the former Elk Plain County Road Shop. The site is zoned Mixed Use (MUD) and the purchasers want to change it to housing. Not housing like the…

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…

Elk Plain Crossing Hearing – April 9, 2019

The development of the former county road shop in Elk Plain is having a public hearing at the Graham Advisory meeting on April 9, 2019. Please come out and provide your input to this large housing development across from the Fred Meyer in Elk Plain. Here is the 23 page document on the development. Elk…

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…

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…

Computers, Robots & Art

SPANAWAY, WA — iPads, computers, robots and kids filled Bethel High School on Saturday, January 21. In the gym, 5th to 8th grade students were battling each other with precision robot moves. Others were demonstrating math learning programs on iPads that have teachers raving about the results. Teachers were showing off how those math and…

Join, help your community and be happier as a result

South Pierce County has many local organizations from Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis to community associations in the unincorporated areas. These groups are made up of volunteers who care about the people and places around them. They put in countless unpaid hours to make your lives better. If you are feeling low, participating in one of these…

Chili Feed Fundraiser Aug 15

Elk Plain Post 118 is hosting a benefit chili feed for one of our members. It will be held on August 15, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Elk Plain Grange Hall, 21817 Mountain Hwy, Spanaway, Wa. Cost will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and students. A little about…