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Members of the University Place business community, Economic Development Advisory Commissioners, residents and guests spent a few hours relaxing and enjoying the pleasant ambiance provided by Fournier Insurance Solutions at a Partner UP Open House. 

The host business has been a part of the University Place business community for over a decade, and they provided a marvelous welcome and delicious refreshments for the event.

Post date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 10:44am

Beginning Monday, October 15, 67th Avenue will be closed between Bridgeport and Chambers Creek Road due to construction taking place. Crews will be installing storm drainage infiltration tanks for reducing stormwater runoff to Leach Creek, which will have the impact of protecting the habitat and improving the water quality in the Leach Creek watershed. Weather dependent, the project is expected to complete on Friday.

For questions concerning the closure, please contact the Engineering department at 253.460.2526.

Post date: Friday, 12 October 2018 - 3:50pm

Information regarding the 2018 Pierce County General Election.

Post date: Friday, 12 October 2018 - 2:22pm

Commissioners are citizens that, through their volunteer efforts, play an integral role in the growth and development of their City. Citizens serving on the City's Commissions apply their unique knowledge and experiences to the issues and the needs of their City and then create ideas, identify resources, and make recommendations toward fulfilling the Council's Vision.

Applications are currently being accepted from citizens interested in serving on the following Commissions:

Post date: Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 11:25am

Chambers Bay Golf Course will be undergoing a few changes over the next few months with plans to reopen in March of 2019. This closure will not affect Chambers Creek Regional Park, but there will be shortened hours for the pro shop and restaurant. These changes are in preparation for the U.S. Open Amateur Four-Ball Championship that will be coming to University Place in 2019.

For more information about the current project, visit the Chambers Bay Golf Course website.

Post date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - 7:47pm

European Wax Center, one of the newest business additions to the Village at Chambers Bay, celebrated their University Place location with a ribbon cutting on Monday, Sept. 24.

Welcoming guests into their salon, staff provided tours and also offered swag bags to introduce the community to their services.

Welcome to University Place, European Wax Center!

Post date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 10:34am

The images coming out of North Carolina in the last week remind us that Mother Nature can be unpredictable and unrelenting. When disaster strikes, the best way to ensure the safety and survival of loved ones and property is to be prepared.

Post date: Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11:09am

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

Curran Apple Orchard was buzzing with activity on Sunday, August 26, as more than 400 people came out to enjoy apple picking and pressing during one of U.P.’s most popular annual community events. The pressers were busy turning out half gallons of beautiful golden cider, with an estimated 400 half gallons filled.

Post date: Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 3:43pm

Classical, Renaissance, Jazz and popular music are among the incredible variety of musical offerings in the Fall 2018 Arts & Concerts Series sponsored by UP for Arts. This year’s Fall offerings include an array of outstanding musical performers paired with multi-talented visual artists including photographers, painters and wood/stone artists. 

All events occur on the following Fridays from 7 to 8:30 pm in the University Place Civic/Library Atrium located at 3609 Market Square (36th and Bridgeport). Free parking is available underneath the library.

Post date: Monday, 10 September 2018 - 10:57am

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

The Public Safety and Criminal Justice Academy will be held on Tuesdays from Sept. 18 to Nov. 6, 2018. Each three-hour session will help residents, business owners, rental community managers and property owners gain a better understanding of many of the public safety issues in University Place.

Post date: Monday, 13 August 2018 - 2:09pm

Applications are currently being accepted from residents interested in serving as the Official City Representative to the Pierce County Conservation Futures and Open Space Citizens’ Advisory Board.

This position is open until filled.

Commissioners are residents that, through their volunteer efforts, play an integral role in the growth and development of their community.

Post date: Saturday, 4 August 2018 - 1:34pm

National Night Out Against Crime will return to University Place on Tuesday, August 7 when friends and neighbors join forces with U.P.’s public safety personnel to prevent crime in their neighborhoods by fostering community-police connections.
 

Post date: Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 10:49am

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