Knutson Farms Environmental Impact Statement Project


The City is leading the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed warehousing development on the approximate 162-acre Knutson Farm property located within unincorporated Pierce County. The EIS is an objective analysis of the likely environmental impacts of the proposal and measures to mitigate harmful impacts. In addition to this project page, the City has setup a micro-site, which contains detailed information about the project, FAQs, and other information. 

A number of private development proposals are currently pending in the vicinity of Shaw Road and East Pioneer, both within and immediately outside of the city of Puyallup’s corporate limits. Of particular interest to those who live in Puyallup is the proposed development of an approximately 162-acre site which, although outside of Puyallup’s city limits, is within its Urban Growth Area (UGA). According to the State’s Growth Management Act, property located within a jurisdiction’s UGA is anticipated to someday be annexed into that jurisdiction. This proposal, for development of a warehouse/industrial park complex comprising approximately 2.6 million square feet, is sited in the vicinity of 6719 134th  Avenue East. This project was undergoing permit review in unincorporated Pierce County. SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES.

Site Plan 2 Dec 2020
Site Plan Dec 2020
  1. September 2022 Update

The Knutson Farms EIS project is currently focused on fieldwork, impacts analysis, and report writing following scoping. The project applicant has clarified their proposed project, and city staff is conducting an environmental review. We anticipate the issuance of a draft EIS in Summer 2023

  1. April 2022 Update
  1. February 2022 Update
  1. January 2021 Update
  1. December 2020 Update
  1. November 2020 Update
  1. October 2020 Update
  1. February 2020 Update
  1. 2016-2019 Updates