Pierce County to hold meetings on growth in unincorporated areas

The News TribuneMay 13, 2014 

Pierce County will hold a series of six open houses starting May 20 about the county’s plan to address growth in unincorporated areas over the next 15 years.

The events will have separate stations where citizens can pick up information on topics such as land use, transportation and parks.

The public sessions are part of the update to the county’s Comprehensive Plan and development regulations, which began last year and is expected to be complete in June 2015.

The state’s Growth Management Act requires counties to review plans and regulations and update them, if necessary, every eight years.

Changes include new legislative requirements and recent revisions in land-use law.

The county’s update is called Realize 2030. It covers the time period from 2010 to 2030.

The county expects population in unincorporated areas to increase by 75,000 in that period.

Each of the six open houses will be from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Citizens can come and go at any time.

Dates and locations are:

  • May 20, East County Maintenance Facility, 11711 Prairie Ridge Drive E., Bonney Lake.
  • May 22, Central Maintenance Facility, 4812 196th St. E., Spanaway.
  • May 29, Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 S. Vaughn Road KPN, Vaughn.
  • June 3, Roy Community Center, 122 Third St. E., Roy.
  • June 5, McMillin Grange, 12615 state Route 162, Puyallup.
  • June 10, Pierce County Library Administrative Building, 3005 112th St. E., Tacoma.

For more information, visit piercecountywa.org/realize2030.

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