“Plans to build a 2,500-seat amphitheater in Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park have been scrapped after park users and neighbors made it clear they didn’t like the idea.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune website.
“Massive fir branches strewn across sections of the Oakbrook Golf and Country Club last week made it look like a hurricane ripped through the course that’s nestled in Lakewood’s Oakbrook community. An act of nature didn’t take down the more than 400 giant trees from the 124-acre public course. Course owner RMG Club did.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story at The News Tribune website.
“One corner of the YMCA parking lot in Lakewood is now a children’s playground, thanks to more than 200 volunteers who spent Saturday mixing cement, hauling beauty bark, and assembling teeter-totters and monkey bars.” Read the rest of Rob Carson’s story at The News Tribune website.
“A Pierce County Superior Court judge has sided with a group of Lakewood homeowners by ruling that a proposed 66-unit apartment complex can’t be built in their neighborhood because their homeowners association covenants and restrictions prohibit it.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story on The News Tribune website.
“Before it careened out of control — before she decided to perform 600 acts of kindness in one year — Alex McKelvey began with one. She was 6 years old when her maternal grandmother, Linda, died in September 2013.” Read the rest of Larry Larue’s story at The News Tribune website.
University Place City Council will hold a Regular Council Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room (3715 Bridgeport Way West). Download the meeting agenda here.
Haggen Northwest Fresh is taking over Lakewood’s Steilacoom Blvd Albertsons this week. Albertsons will close at 6 pm on Thursday, March 12 and will re-open as Haggen Northwest Fresh at 4 pm (tentatively). Apparently they’ll be picking up the entire store and moving it to Steilacoom in the process. [Read more…]
“Lakewood’s Clover Park School District is the first in Washington state to gain full authorization for the prestigious International Baccalaureate program for students at every grade level.” Read the rest of Debbie Cafazzo’s story at The News Tribune website.
“Lakewood 512 Business Park, a six-building industrial development near the Interstate-5 and Highway 512 intersection, is now owned by WLA Investments Inc. of Newport Beach, Calif. The property with 136,500 sq. ft. and 83 percent leased at close of escrow brought $9.9 million to the seller, SSC Acquisitions, an entity owned by Public Storage.” Read more at the Business Examiner website.