A new project brought forth by city administration called “Cultivating Puyallup,” looks like a good program at first glance.
The goal of the project is to preserve farmland and natural areas, while focusing growth downtown. We are big supporters of not destroying and paving over all of our precious farmland left. The only concern is more high-rise buildings downtown.
Smart, focused downtown development is what we need but buildings like City Hall are a scar on our city. Puyallup is not a 5-story building type of town. New buildings should fit within the look and character of what’s already there.
The fact that this project is being paid for with federal grants makes it appealing as well.
Puyallup to take steps to build carefully [Tacoma News Tribune]