Pierce County Village

Project News and Updates

  1. Council Authorizes Release of Funds
  2. The Austin, Texas Model
  3. Response to Council Resolution
  4. Residential Use Code Updates
  5. Environmental Compliance Session
  6. Pierce County Village Open House

On March 21, 2023, the Pierce County Council authorized the release of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for the microhome village.  The owner-provider, The Rescue Mission, is expected to purchase property and prepare applications for various permits, including a conditional use permit, a SEPA checklist, and eventually site development and construction permits. Permitting and construction of the first phase is anticipated to take two-three years. For updates about development and construction of the village, we will provide a link to The Rescue Mission’s website as soon as it is available.


The following are key milestones in the process of establishing a CFV in Pierce County.

  • December 2021
    Council approves $22M funding for Village.
  • April 27, 2022
    The Rescue Mission selected to provide feasibility report and full proposal. 
  • June 31, 2022
    Feasibility Report completed. 
  • March 21, 2023
    Council authorizes release of funds.
  • 2023-24
    Permitting and Construction.
  • 2025
    Occupancy of Completed Units.

Project Overview

  1. About the Village
  2. What is the Community Village Model?
  3. Proposed Community Village Report
  4. Feasibility Report
  5. Frequently Asked Questions

Proposed Location

The site for the village has approximately 27 buildable acres (of 85.73 acres total). It is located off Spanaway Loop Road with access from 176th Street. Along the northern boundary, there are approximately 15 residences and several wetlands; along the eastern boundary there is a vacant lot and Spanaway Loop Road; and along the southern and western boundaries is Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The site will accommodate 285 microhomes, support buildings, community gathering spaces, microenterprises, and necessary healthcare and case management services.



The County set aside $22 million for its own community village to help cover the costs of land acquisition, infrastructure, and pre-design, and assumes substantial private and other funding for the construction of microhomes and other structures. The final proposal will be submitted by Resolution for the approval and release of the $22 million set aside by the Council


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