Picha-Boerner Annexation

Background

The "Picha-Boerner" area is an area within the City of Puyallup’s Urban Growth Area (UGA), comprising of approximately 10 acres, bound by 56th St E, Clark's Creek, and the Majestic Mobile Manor & RV Park. It is an area consisting of two parcels and is surrounded by unincorporated Pierce County and Puyallup.

On November 08, 2023, the City received a notice of intention to commence annexation proceedings from a landowner within the Picha-Boerner annexation area. That submitted notice provides signatures of property owners representing more than 10% of the total assessed value of the proposed annexation area, which is the requisite first step in initiating an annexation process under the direct petition method.   

Puyallup City Council met with the annexation petitioner during their meeting on Tuesday, January 9th, and passed a resolution accepting the proposed annexation area, requiring simultaneous adoption of zoning regulations and an assumption of city indebtedness.

City Council’s action did not approve the annexation, but authorized circulation of the annexation petition, which allows the petitioner to move forward and collect petition signatures and the City’s Planning Commission to work on pre-annexation zoning. The petition was issued to the annexation proponent on January 31, 2024. The petition requires signatures from property owners representing a minimum of 60% of the cumulative assessed valuation of the properties within the annexation area. The signatures must be captured within 180 days from the time of the first petition signature. Please see the Annexation Status section for the current status of the annexation petition.

Annexation Status 

City is awaiting the signed 60% Annexation Petition from the property owners within the Picha-Boerner Annexation area.

Once the signatures have been received, the City of Puyallup will forward the signed petition on to Pierce County requesting the County’s Assessor’s Office review and determine whether the petition contains valid signatures of petitioners that own sixty percent of the land within the annexation area, which is measured by the assessed valuation of the subject properties. The Determination of Sufficiency is will then be under review by the County. Please see the above process map for information on the general process moving forward.

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions about the annexation process or would like to provide comments or input on this annexation, please contact Nabila Comstock, Associate Planner at ncomstock@puyallupwa.gov

  1. Nabila Comstock

    Associate Planner