- From the Friends of Rocky Prairie:
“Way back in 2008 we stopped the Port of Tacoma from building a huge logistics center on the precious prairie with its endangered and threatened species and habitat.
“We’ve had to get back to work, since the Port of Tacoma is selling that unique and special space to a Kansas City company that is basically planning the old logistics center again: 6 to 9 million sq. ft. of warehousing, a train and truck cargo transfer center, with at least 4,000 trucks a day and 24/7 light and noise affecting the adjacent Fish and Wildlife preserve and nearby Millersylvania State Park.
“Perhaps you’ve heard that the way this project could get started is if the County Commissioners rezone the port’s land from its current appropriate status of 1 house per 20 acres to Rural Resource Industrial. The buyers have applied for that and can get their money back from the port if their request isn’t granted. We’re working hard to make sure it isn’t.
“We have a new website (friendsofrockyprairie.org) where there’s lots of information about the history and special aspects of the site as well as an on-line petition to the commissioners asking them not to rezone. We want to get as many signatures as possible to convince the commissioners that the rezone and the project are not popular ideas with county residents.”
Thank you for your interest.