Freeman Road Annexation

Annexation Flow Chart

Background

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.

Annexation Status

The City of Puyallup received the 60% Annexation Petition containing signatures from property owners within the Freeman Road Annexation area. Puyallup City Council took final action on the annexation on April 27, 2021 and unanimously approved the annexation and the proposed pre-annexation zoning. The zoning map for the annexation area is provided at the bottom of this webpage. The annexation will be effective on May 15, 2021. The annexation area will become a part of City Council District 1. 

State law requires cities to conduct a special census as part of the annexation process. The City of Puyallup hired Calm River to conduct a door-to-door census of the annexation area. Calm River will conduct this special census using census enumerators. Each census enumerator will carry an identification badge with their name and picture on it. The census enumerators will ask residents for their name and the names of others in their household. The information you provide will be kept strictly confidential. After verification by the Office of Financial Management, all records are destroyed. Only the final city population count will be released.

Associated Map Amendment Application

As part of the 2020 Comp. Plan Amendment cycle, the City of Puyallup received an application (Case #L-21-0001) requesting to change the Land Use map designation of eleven (11) tax parcels, totaling approximately 14.59 acres in size, located within the potential annexation area. On December 8, 2020, Puyallup City Council approved the application, including four additional parcels, which redesignated the subject parcels to Light Industrial/Warehousing (LM/W) land use designation. 

Questions

If you have any questions about the annexation, please contact Kendall Wals, Associate Planner at (253) 841-5462 or Email.

  1. Kendall Wals

    Long Range Planning - Associate Planner
    Phone: 253-841-5462

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