Historic Preservation Plan

The City of Puyallup received a $10,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) in May 2015, to develop a historic preservation plan.

PUBLIC HEARING: The Puyallup Design Review & Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 28, 2016, on the draft Historic Preservation Plan. The public hearing will take place at 4:00 p.m. at Puyallup City Hall Council Chambers, 5th floor, 333 S. Meridian. The community is invited to attend and provide testimony at the public hearing.

The Board is taking public comment on the draft Historic Preservation Plan. Comments must be received by 3:00 p.m., July 28, 2016, and may be provided in the following ways:

Email - Kendall Wals

Written: Attn: Kendall Wals, Planning Division, 333 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371

Verbal: At the 4:00 p.m., July 28, 2016 public hearing, Puyallup City Hall Council Chambers, 5th floor, 333 S. Meridian

Draft Historic Preservation Plan

Grant


The City of Puyallup received a $10,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) in May 2015, to develop a historic preservation plan.

Using the grant from DAHP, the City of Puyallup has contracted Tacoma-based Artifact Consulting, Inc. to help create a historic preservation plan. The historic preservation plan (Plan) will support the City’s status as a Certified Local Government (CLG), a federal program designed to promote historic preservation at the local level, which is vital for the City of Puyallup to maintain the remaining sites with historical significance. The Plan will largely help to facilitate the further development of the City’s historic preservation program goals, policies, and priorities.

Previously, Puyallup was a CLG through an interlocal agreement with Pierce County, in which the County managed the program for the City. Through grants and agency partnerships over the past 10 years, the City has conducted 3 historic property inventories for Downtown Puyallup and an adjacent single-family neighborhood. Since receiving its CLG designation in September 2011, the City’s program completed various tasks, including the development of program brochures, addition of properties to the register, and a small historic property inventory. The City now sees the development of the preservation plan as a necessary step in establishing a strong historic preservation program in Puyallup.

The Plan will recognize the work completed thus far with the CLG program, create goals and policies, and an action plan to help guide the historic preservation program. The City’s local historic register currently has eight properties listed. The major goals of this project is to identify other historic properties in the City, facilitate with outreach to property owners, and build up the City’s local register.

Stay Connected


Would you like to know about upcoming meetings related to the preservation plan? Sign up for notification of Design Review and Historic Preservation Board agendas. Information of additional events or updates on the project will also be sent by email to those on this email contact list.

Questions? Contact Associate Planner Kendall Wals by email or by phone at 253-841-5462.

Final Plan


The final Plan will include the following sections:
  1. Executive Summary
  2. Goals, Policies, and Priorities
  3. History of Puyallup
  4. Preservation Planning
  5. Historic Preservation in Puyallup
  6. Inventories
  7. Historic Registers
  8. Public Perception
  9. Review of Municipal Regulations
  10. Municipal Policy, Management, and Capital Improvements
  11. Sustainability
  12. Economic Incentives
  13. Action Plan