UPDATE FEB 13: University Place Refuse drivers are focusing on Wednesday's routes first, then returning to Monday and Tuesday's trouble spots later in the day as conditions allow. Customers should continue to set out their garbage on its regular schedule and leave it out until it has been picked up.

Post date: Friday, 8 February 2019 - 7:39pm

Post date: Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 3:43pm

Due to the recent inclement weather, the Partner UP originally scheduled for this Thursday evening, February 7 at The Collected Home, is being rescheduled to March 7. The location will still be The Collected Home at 7902 27th Street W, #3 and the time will be 5 to 7 p.m.

Post date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 11:59am

“A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code.”

Post date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 3:10pm

Applications are currently being accepted from citizens interested in serving on the following City of University Place advisory commissions:

Economic Development Advisory Commission
Park Advisory Commission

One position is available on each commission. Positions are open until filled.

Post date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 1:08pm

The Washington State Department of Ecology requires an annual review and update to the Stormwater Management Plan, which focuses on seven major elements/components of our NPDES Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit.

On Jan. 22 the Draft 2019 Stormwater Management Plan was presented to the City Council for review; the plan is now open for public review and comment through Feb. 19.  At the Feb. 19 Council Meeting there will be opportunity for the public to comment on this plan, prior to adoption by the City Council. 

Post date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 11:34am

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,

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