Freeman Road Annexation
The "Freeman Road" area is an area within the City of Puyallup’s Urban Growth Area (UGA), comprising 134 acres, bound by Valley Avenue NW, Freeman Road and N. Levee Road. It is an island of unincorporated land, surrounded by Puyallup, Fife and Edgewood.
On October 16, 2019, the City received a notice of intention to commence annexation proceedings from a landowner within the Freeman Road annexation area. That submitted notice provides signatures of property owners representing more than 10% of the total assessed value of the proposed annexation area, which is the requisite first step in initiating an annexation process under the direct petition method.
Puyallup City Council met with the annexation petitioner during their meeting on Tuesday, December 10th, and passed a resolution accepting the proposed annexation area, requiring simultaneous adoption of zoning regulations and an assumption of city indebtedness.
City Council’s action did not approve the annexation, but authorized circulation of the annexation petition, which allows the petitioner to move forward and collect petition signatures and the City’s Planning Commission to work on pre-annexation zoning. The petition was issued to the annexation proponent on January 29, 2020. The petition requires signatures from property owners representing a minimum of 60% of the cumulative assessed valuation of the properties within the annexation area. The signatures must be captured within 180 days from the time of the first petition signature. Please see the Annexation Status section for the current status of the annexation petition.
The City of Puyallup received the 60% Annexation Petition containing signatures from property owners within the Freeman Road Annexation area. The Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer’s Office issued a Declaration of Sufficiency for the annexation petitions on June 4, 2020. The sufficiency declaration means that the County Assessor’s found that the petition contains valid signatures of petitioners that own sixty percent of the land within the annexation area, which is measured by the assessed valuation of the subject properties. Please see the above process map for information on the general process moving forward.
Associated Map Amendment Application
In April, the City of Puyallup also received a Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment application, requesting to change the Land Use map designation of nine (9) tax parcels, totaling approximately 13.42 acres in size, located within the potential annexation area. For information on this associated application, please visit the 2020 Comp. Plan Amendments webpage; the application number is L-20-0001. Please see the above process map for information on the general process moving forward.
Questions or Comments
If you have any questions about the annexation process or would like to provide comments or input on this annexation, please contact Kendall Wals, Associate Planner at (253) 841-5462 or Email.