Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fighting Over Industrial Lands

Pierce County's citizens and economic developers have more time to review and comment on a proposal to reserve/restrict (depending on your perspective) industrial lands for the highest employment density opportunities.

Blogged earlier here, the Pierce County Economic Development Division has initiated a proposal to change the industrial land codes for industrially-designated lands. This proposal is supported by an industrial lands report about the diminishing capacity of large parcel industrially-designated lands.

The Council's Community Development Committee at its Monday afternoon hearing, took testimony, left the record open for written comments until its next meeting and announced plans to take additional verbal and written testimony at that next meeting, called for March 16, 1:30 p.m. at their hearing room on the 10th floor, County-City Building.

The Chamber requests member comment about this proposal and the need to either restrict or reserve industrial lands - as well as your perspective on designating additional industrial lands either within the present Growth Management Boundaries or expanding the GMA Boundaries.

Your comments here, or by email to me or Chelsea will be most appreciated.

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