Stop the 7 Mega Warehouse Proposal in the Puyallup Shaw/Pioneer Farmland Area

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A St. Louis, Missouri developer has proposed turning the Shaw/Pioneer farmland area into a massive industrial warehouse district.  This proposal runs counter to the City’s land use plan that was adopted in 2009 after years of working with the land owners, citizens, and the County.  The developer is trying to take advantage of existing county zoning and ignoring past agreements and the adopted plan for this Puyallup future annexation area.  The impacts of this project would be enormous: traffic congestion from 7,000 trucks and cars per day, costs to Puyallup citizens to repair roadways, decreased property values, destruction of farmland, incompatibility with the City’s future Van Lierop park, and an overall diminishment of land use character and quality of life for the Puyallup community.

We recognize property rights and that some of this land will be developed, but those rights are lawfully limited where there are egregious impacts to the community and environment, which is the case with this proposal.  We insist that you require a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement to fully assess these impacts with public input and either deny or significantly mitigate this project.