Both Tacoma and Ruston councils will be discussing the proposed annexation of the Point Ruston site.
A public hearing is set for the Tacoma City Council meeting to consider whether Point Ruston should be annexed into the city of Tacoma. Developers of the $1.2 billion residential and retail project are requesting annexation after experiencing frustrations with the city of Ruston’s permitting process.
The city of Ruston will also be discussing the annexation issue tonight. Mayor Bruce Hopkins sent out a memo stating that the Point Ruston developers have not been complying with the city’s master plan and that they started construction without submitting acceptable permits.
Hopkins concluded in his letter, “Until Point Ruston either revises their plans to comply with the master plan or submits an application for amendment to that plan through the proper public process, they have left the City no alternative but to enforce its code. Regardless, the City is hopeful that discussions with Point Ruston in the coming days and weeks will result in an agreement for a plan to move forward.”
The Tacoma City Council will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers. The Ruston Council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Mary Joyce Community Center.