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…

Sankta Lucia Celebration – Dec 3

A Swedish Sankta Lucia Celebration will be held December 3rd at PLU’s Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, December 3rd at 2:30 PM – 6 PM. (Also known as the Eastvold Auditorium) The event his hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The event consists of singing and dance. Young people rehearse for several weeks…

HIGH Capacity Transit Corridor – soon

Alexandra Mather, the Government and Community Relations Officer for Pierce Transit and her colleague, Darin Stavish, are going to share some information on a Pierce Transit project to build a high capacity transit corridor (HCT) – from downtown Tacoma to Spanaway along SR -7. They would like to engage citizens, give you more information and…

Sock Hop at Marymount – Nov 4

Join us as we re-live the best of the Fifties during a fun, retro evening where you can cut a rug while also raising funds for the LeMay Collections at Marymount and our programs. Enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction, 50s style dinner, and live music from Wally and the Beaves! We will also have…

Trunk or Treat – Oct 28

Each year at Marymount the Lemay Family Collections welcomes 3,000+ children from the community to participate in this safe and festive Halloween activity.  Trunk or treat is Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We are in need of candy donations! If you can bring a bag, a case or even cash to purchase candy…

August 26 – Lemay Cars and Mobile Food Fest

Pierce County, Washington — Parkland and Spanaway will be exceptionally busy today with the annual visitor trek to see the Lemay Car Collection on C Street and at Marymount on 152nd Street. Once you find parking, there are shuttles that will take you between the two locations. At the same time, the Sprinker Recreation Center –…

Events abound!

August 10 – 13 – Pierce County Fair in Graham (10am – 10pm, Th, F, S | Sun 10am – 6 pm) August 12 – Freddie Fest, in Frederickson Fridays – Orting Valley Farmer’s Market (3-7pm) August 19 – Garfield Street Fair in Parkland August 26 – 40th Annual LeMay/Marymount Car Show August 26027 – Lacamas Community…

Parkland Potluck June 24

On Saturday, June 24th from 4 to 7 p.m., the community of Parkland is going to have a get together at Mayfair Park. This is a local area event for residents. It will be a potluck, so be sure to bring a dish of one of your favorite recipe’s to share. The event is sponsored…

Concert & Ice Cream July 14

Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting a Midsummer Concert and Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 14th, 7:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church is located in Parkland at 12115 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98444.

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,…

Wetlands and Pierce County – can they coexist?

By Marianne Lincoln Two developments currently in process are raising the eyebrows of planning and development watchers in the county. These are called Ally Brook and Phoebe’s Meadows. In Phoebes Meadows, the developer actually didn’t want to build as many houses (4) as PALS (Planning and Land Services) demanded he put on the parcel (10)….

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…