Important Zoning Updates

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission will consider proposed updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plans at public meetings over the next few months. 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…

IMPORTANT Community Plan Update Meetings

Frederickson and PSM (Parkland Spanaway Midland) community plan update open houses and hearings will be held this next two weeks. This is in regard to the Centers and Corridors Proposal changes. One hour before the hearings in front of the Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC), there is an open house where attendees can peruse the…

Children’s Free Summer Lunch Program

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — We are pleased to announce our annual Free Summer Lunch program for children. Lunches will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Free lunches will be provided on weekdays from June 24 through August 16. All sites will be closed July 4 and…

Spaghetti & Parks go together – May 17

Are  you hungry for a great plate of spaghetti? The hard working volunteers of the Frederickson area are at it again. Friends of Stan & Joan Cross, spurred on by the progress with Pierce County Parks to begin the development of Cross Park , are holding this year’s park fundraiser. The Spaghetti Feed & Dessert…

Community Planning Changes

The Land Use Advisory Commissions for Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill will consider proposed updates to each area’s community plan at public meetings in May and June. 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…

Easter Eggstravaganza April 20

April 20 is the Easter Eggstravaganza at Sound Life Church in Frederickson. Located on 36th Avenue and 176th Street. FREE Community Event with 40,000+ eggs. Easter egg hunts for ages (0-12 years), large-scale inflatables, pony rides($7), face painting, and more! Multiple Prize Giveaways during the show in the Auditorium! Activities start at 9:00AM. Age appropriate…

Central Pierce Proposition 1

You’re calling 911 because you have a medical emergency in your home. You live two blocks from the fire station, but it takes 20 minutes for the paramedics to arrive from a station 5 miles away. What happened? Chances are your local fire crew was tied up at another emergency call. That is happening about…

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…

Centers and Corridors – building density

Pierce County’s middle county urban zoning proposal was initially called City of Pierce. When that rattled every community association in the area, they changed the name to Centers and Corridors. What hasn’t changed is the densities of development it is bringing with it. In addition to the density, there are other issues being created by…

Who are we, Spanaway?

If you are a Facebook user living in the Spanaway vicinity, you may have noticed there are a number of “blotters” that have been formed to tell up to date “news” about the area. These blotters include: Spanaway / Graham Blotter spanaway / elk plain / graham community blotter Spanaway / Elk Plain / Graham…

Buckley Mayor joins the chorus

Editorial by Marianne Lincoln At the Pierce County Regional Council meeting on Thursday January 17, 2019, a contingent of community representatives from Frederickson, Midland, North Clover Creek Collins and Spanaway spoke during general public comments (myself included). They highlighted the devastation that massive development has caused in the area, turning pastures to apartment buildings and…