Council Legislation

Proposed Resolution No. R2022-42

Title: A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Ratifying the Transfer of Certain County-Owned Surplus Real Property, 3561 Pacific Avenue, Tax Parcel Number 747-0002-128-2, Approximately 2.90 Acres Located on the East Side of Pacific Avenue, South of South 35th Street in Tacoma, Washington.

Status: Passed

Sponsors: Councilmembers Derek Young

Final votes

April 19, 2022
Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye

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Public Comments

Name Date Comment
Carolyn Lake 4/13/22 10:44 AM I oppose that part of the Resolution that allows the City to operate temporary shelter on the property: The City and/or the TCRA may use the property 1 as a temporary shelter through 2 December 31, 2023, prior to development of the property. Temporary shelter is 3 defined as Emergency Sheltering such as the Tacoma Stability Site, city4 sanctioned micro-shelters, or temporary sheltering hosted by non-profits and faith 5 based organizations per Tacoma Municipal Code 13.060.080. If, by 6 December 31, 2023, the property has not been developed per Agreement 7 between the City and the County, the allowance for temporary shelter may be 8 extended for two additional years with the County’s consent. If the County does 9 not consent, the Agreement shall terminate, and the property shall revert to the 10 County after the City removes any temporary shelter and restores the site to its 11 condition upon execution of the Agreement, not to include utility removal and/or 12 restoration of grading. This same approach may be repeated in two-year 13 increments until development starting or the Agreement terminates upon 14 reaching the eight-year reversion date.
Michael Yoder 4/18/22 4:17 PM As the executive director of a nonprofit providing homeless services in Pierce County, I am well aware of the urgent importance of filling a crucial "missing link" in our continuum of interventions to meet the immediate needs of our unhoused neighbors, and that is for an additional low-barrier site for sheltering. The short-term use of this surplus land to meet this gap is a much-needed and humane action I urge all Councilmembers to approve.