Freeman Road Annexation

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, completely 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. Please see the upcoming meetings section for the next steps in this annexation process. 

Upcoming Meetings

  • November 12, 2019: A resolution is being presented to City Council. The resolution will set a meeting date for City Council to meet with the initiating parties and consider the proposed annexation. The "setting the date" action is a requirement of state law. 
  • December 10, 2019 (tentative): It is anticipated that City Council will set December 10, 2019 as the meeting date to meet with the initiating parties of the proposed annexation. At this meeting, City Council will determine whether to accept, reject, or geographically modify the proposed annexation, whether to require the simultaneous adoption of the zoning regulations, and whether to require the assumption of all or a portion of existing city indebtedness. 

If the annexation is accepted on Dec. 10, 2019, a petition will be drafted for the initiators to circulate for signatures.The petition must be signed by land owners with at least 60% of the assessed value of the properties located within the annexation area. The signatures must be captured within 180 days from the time of the first petition signature. 

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 kwals@ci.puyallup.wa.us.

  1. Kendall Wals

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