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…

Fireworks rules in unincorporated areas

The 4th of July is approaching. Tribal Fireworks booths are already selling fireworks.  Illegal fireworks are subject to confiscation and possible  criminal charges. State licensed sales of legal fireworks will begin on June 28. It’s a good time to review what the laws are concerning your decision to light that first tempting firecracker. Here is…

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…

Rotary’s Surrender the Booty Bash May 18

Service clubs are a vital part of a functioning community. The Parkland Spanaway Rotary  has been active in the area for a very long time, providing scholarships to students in the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts as well as charitable services in the community. The Surrender the Booty Bash is their annual auction fundraiser….

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…

Cinco de Mayo in Parkland May 4, 2019

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Parkland, Washington. On May 4, Garfield Street will be shut down between Park Avenue and C Street. There will be vendors, live music and celebration. The businesses on Garfield Street put this event on for the community. The event is schedule to last from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,…

April 27 – Norwegian Heritage Festival

The Norwegian Heritage Festival is by far the most popular event each year for the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University. This year it takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Anderson University Center, 12180 Park Avenue S. This event is held on both…

Hearings Examiner on Brookdale Golf Course

This link is the report from the Pierce County Hearings Examiner on the development at the Brookdale Golf Course. It is a PDF file. Brookdale PDD Hearings Examiner 2 21 2019

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…

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…