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The City of University Place administrative offices are relocating to the City’s Civic Building at 3609 Market Place W. To accommodate the move, U.P. City Hall will close on Friday, April 12 and on Monday, April 15.

Post date: Monday, 8 April 2019 - 1:53pm

As we enjoy longer hours of daylight every day, we can take solace in knowing that summer is on its way. And that means it is not too soon to remind residents that the City of University Place new fireworks ordinance goes into effect this year.

Post date: Monday, 8 April 2019 - 1:40pm

If you cannot safely place a voice call to 911, you can now text for emergency police, fire or medical aid in Pierce County. South Sound 911’s launch of text-to-911 service today provides the community – including the Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled – a potentially life-saving option to reach 911. It is also available for those in a situation where calling 911 might endanger a life or escalate the situation.

Post date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 9:23am

(UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.) — Chambers Bay — site of the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, 2015 U.S. Open and the 2010 U.S. Amateur championship — will re-open for play on April 3, 2019 after replacing its putting surfaces with poa annua sod during a 7-month renovation of the championship course.

“Chambers Bay is firmly established as an architectural gem,” said KemperSports Vice President Matt Allen. “We are excited to unveil the superior playability and consistency of all new putting surfaces.”

Chambers Bay is owned by Pierce County and operated by KemperSports.

Post date: Monday, 25 March 2019 - 2:00pm

As part of the City of U.P.’s ongoing efforts to implement a Regional Growth Center (RGC) Subarea Plan, the public is invited to attend a series of meetings next week to gain a better understanding of proposed zoning changes in a 481-acre area of existing commercial and multi-family uses along Bridgeport Way, 27th and Mildred streets. 

Post date: Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 1:25pm

If you’d like to make a request to see official public records relating to things such as business licenses, county police and fire records or historical information, the City Clerk’s office has implemented a web portal Public Disclosure Requests.

Post date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 8:40am

Mayor Kent Keel has been asked by Washington’s Secretary of Transportation, Roger Millar to join the Transportation Demand Management Executive Board. The organization is tasked with shaping and determining policies for improving transportation efficiency from the project level to the statewide system. This community-based approach relies on collaboration, commuter information and incentives to influence travel patterns and commuter choices.

Post date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 8:38am

“A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code.”

Post date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 3:10pm

University Place children (and their parents) are celebrating the re-opening of one of the City’s most popular parks,

Post date: Friday, 11 January 2019 - 11:09am

On Dec. 17, 2018, the University Place City Council passed the 2019-2020 budget. The 2019 budget calls for $27.8 million in operating funds, $2.1 million in capital funds and $2.5 million in Internal Service charges, for a total of $32.4 million.

Post date: Friday, 11 January 2019 - 11:08am

The crowd who turned out for U.P.’s annual Christmas tree lighting on December 7 would most certainly agree: it is the most wonderful time of the year in our city.

Post date: Monday, 17 December 2018 - 8:50am

Big changes are coming to Tacoma's West Side--and it will impact University Place as well.

The City of Tacoma Housing Authority is planning to redevelop the James Center North site located across Mildred Street from Tacoma Community College into 300 units of affordable and market-rate multi-family housing units. The project also calls for 30,000 square feet of retail space for 13 businesses.

Post date: Thursday, 1 November 2018 - 10:19am

Be sure to check out "The Business Next Door” which this month spotlights economic development in University Place.

The five-minute video features Pierce County Councilmember Connie Ladenburg's interviews with Mayor Kent Keel and Bryan Reynolds, owner of Anthem Coffee. There is also stunning video of the community.

Post date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 3:53pm

Property owners in University Place can now improve their bottom line when working to provide clean water to our streams and waterways. Rain water running along the surfaces of lawns, driveways, and streets carries pollutants from fertilizers, pet waste, and motor vehicles into storm drains and our local waterways. Many property owners have wanted to do their part to reduce the impact of this runoff, but such improvements can be costly. New rules are now in place to help property owners with this cost.

Post date: Friday, 24 August 2018 - 12:41pm

Do you have a story or memory of the horses in the Curran Apple Orchard? If so, UP for Arts wants to hear about it!

UP for Arts is collecting stories about the horses in conjunction with the “Forever Friends” sculpture project which is currently underway to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Curran Apple Orchard Park.

Post date: Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 1:58pm