In preparation and as a requirement for the Regional Growth Center (RGC) designation, the City developed a Subarea Plan which was adopted by the City Council in November 2017. To implement the Subarea Plan, the City is amending the Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations as they pertain to the RGC area.

Post date: Friday, 18 January 2019 - 3:06pm

University Place children (and their parents) are celebrating the re-opening of one of the City’s most popular parks, Sunset Terrace at 1902 Seaview St. W. The park was closed last year when it became clear that the tot-lot and associated wooden play structures that were installed in 1999 had reached their useful life expectancy. Maintenance and repairs on the equipment were no longer cost efficient. 

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

Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement plans for most Americans. The program continues to evolve and for individuals preparing to start their Social Security benefits, changes may impact their retirement plans. With some knowledge and a few simple tips, one might save thousands of dollars. 

Post date: Monday, 26 November 2018 - 8:12am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avid gardeners know that for vibrant, thriving gardens in the spring, you need to “fall into action.” As part of the City of U.P.’s on-going beautification efforts, residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Patrons of Beautification campaign so that volunteers can do important fall gardening and planting that will ensure a colorful spring in University Place.

Post date: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 9:43am

If you have unused prescription medications in your home, you are encouraged to dispose of them safely and responsibly so they do not fall into the wrong hands. Prescription drug diversion—when drugs are obtained for uses that are illegal and typically not medically authorized or necessary—is one of the leading factors contributing to our nation’s current opioid epidemic.

Post date: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 9:41am