February 23, 2021 Public Hearing

The City of Puyallup proposes to annex a 134-acre area of the city’s Urban Growth Area known as the “Freeman Road Annexation,” located northwest of Puyallup corporate limits. The annexation area is an unincorporated area of Pierce County that is surrounded by the City of Puyallup, Fife and Edgewood, and is bound by Valley Ave NW, Freeman Road E and N Levee Rd. At the February 23rd hearing, the City Council will take public comment on the following two items:  

  • Annexation of the 134-acre annexation area (expected to become effective in April 2021); and  
  • Assignment of City zoning to the proposed annexation area. Per State Law, all properties within an annexation area must be assigned City zoning prior to annexation.  

The City Council will also conduct first reading of two ordinances: one regarding the proposed code text amendment for the Freeman Road Overlay Zone, and another on the proposed pre-annexation zoning and annexation. Please see the meeting agenda packet for more information. 

The Planning Commission is an advisory committee that provides formal recommendations to the Puyallup City Council. The Commission held public hearings on January 27, 2021 and February 10, 2021 provided a recommendation on zoning and zoning overlay designations for the annexation area. The Planning Commission recommends the following zoning designations to City Council. 

  • Limited Manufacturing (ML) for the majority of the annexation area;
  • RM-10 (medium density multi-family residential) zoning for one parcel;
  • Public Facilities (PF) zoning for one parcel; and, additionally, 
  • application of the Agricultural Overlay and a proposed "Freeman Road Overlay" zone to specific properties in the annexation area. 

Please see the map below for the locations of the proposed zoning and zoning overlay designations being considered.  Additional information is provided on the webpages for the other public hearings.

Please be aware that State Law requires the City Council to hold two public hearings on pre-annexation zoning. The Feb. 23rd public hearing will be the first hearing; the second hearing is anticipated April 6, 2021. 

Virtual Meeting Access 

Due to the Governor’s orders related to public gatherings and the Open Public Meetings Act during the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall is closed, and the Council Meeting will not occur in person at City Hall. All participation in the Council's meeting will occur remotely via internet and/or phone access. The public hearing can be heard by dialing (253) 215-8782 and entering the meeting ID 922 3535 8635then entering passcode 237610 when prompted. The public hearing may also be heard via Zoom at https://puyallupwa-gov.zoom.us/j/92235358635 then entering passcode 237610 when prompted. 

How to Provide Comments 

Written and verbal testimony will be accepted. If you would like to make a verbal comment, please email, by 5:30 p.m. your name and the phone number you will be using to call, to the City Clerk at Info@PuyallupWA.gov. Please make sure to sign into the Zoom meeting with the provided name and phone number so that we can identify you correctly during the meeting. If you wish to provide verbal testimony during the meeting and you did not sign up, you may indicate your desire to speak by clicking the ‘Raise Hand’ button at the bottom of the Zoom window or press *9 on your phone. 

Written comments will be accepted via email at Info@PuyallupWA.gov until 5:30 p.m., on Feb. 23, 2021. The City Clerk will note the name of the submitter and the date and time it was received, which will be made part of the record. All comments will be provided to the City Council prior to the meeting. 

Proposed Zoning & Overlay Designations 

Please see the map below for the proposed zoning and overlay designations within the annexation area. Please note, the proposed designations shown on the map may change based on the recommendation provided by the Puyallup Planning Commission at the Jan. 27 and Feb. 10 public hearings.

  1. Kendall Wals

    Long Range Planning - Associate Planner

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