They came out in droves, some donning duck beaks and webbed feet, while others simply chose to act a bit ducky. But once again, Duck Daze did not disappoint, as scores of participants turned out amid mild temperatures on June 1 to march in or watch the parade and then enjoy all of the festivities afterward.

Post date: Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 1:53pm

With the Fourth of July less than a month away, fireworks stands are popping up all around Puget Sound.

But remember: if you want to make sure the fireworks you discharge in University Place are legal in University Place, you can play it safe by purchasing your items from stands in U.P.

Post date: Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 1:50pm

As July 4 draws near, University Place public safety officials want to continue to remind residents of the new fireworks law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019 which states that legal fireworks can only be discharged in the City of U.P. from 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4. Legal fireworks are defined as sparklers, cones and fountains, smokes and novelties.

Fireworks stands in U.P. are only allowed to sell these legal fireworks. If you purchase fireworks from stands outside of University Place, you risk purchasing illegal items.

Post date: Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 9:14am

With the arrival of Urban Float, Orangetheory, Trek Bikes, Rainier Medical Health and Fitness and Pure Barre in the Village at Chambers Bay, U.P. has become a sought-after destination for health and fitness businesses, which is one of the nation’s hottest market segments.

Post date: Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 9:12am

Mike Blair, who since 2010 has served as a sergeant and then as Chief of Police for the City of University Place, has been promoted to serve as Chief of Staff for Pierce County Sheriff Paul A. Pastor. He will be replaced by Greg Premo, a 25-year veteran of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department who previously served as an administrative sergeant and patrol officer in U.P.

Post date: Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 9:35am

City Hall employees are settling into their new offices in the Civic Building at 3609 Market Place W. Although some unpacking and rearranging is yet to be completed, all administrative offices are up and running as usual after the move from the old Windmill Village offices this past weekend.

Post date: Friday, 19 April 2019 - 10:40am

The University Place Police Department has moved from its previous location in the Civic Building to new offices in the same building. With this move, the public can visit the department through a lobby that faces Drexler Drive (3612 Drexler Dr. W.)

Post date: Monday, 8 April 2019 - 1:47pm

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

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

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