Pierce County Village


What is the Community Village Model?


Pierce County leaders are working to establish a planned community of microhomes, work opportunities, and onsite physical and mental health care, patterned after the stunningly successful CommunityFirst! Village near Austin, Texas. This new community would address the biggest challenge to homelessness in Pierce County: permanent housing for the chronically homeless. No homeless housing strategy is credible without addressing the chronically homeless. 

We are committed to creating housing for those who are the most challenging to permanently house successfully.



Project Updates

Project Open House on January 3, 2023 @ 7pm at Sprinker Recreation Center

Please join us January 3, 2023 at 7pm at Sprinker Recreation Center in the Rainier Room for an open house focused on the proposed Pierce County Village. The open house will be in person and live streamed on the website. The open house will include a presentation and a question and answering session.

Open House In-Person Address: 
Sprinker Recreation Center - Rainier Room, 14824 C St S, Tacoma, WA 98444


County residents can provide comments and sign their name in support of the project here.

Final Village Proposal Report


The Final Report and appendices include the proposed village operator, site selection, project development, financial plans, community engagement and more.

Community Support

County residents can provide comments and sign their name in support of the project here.

Feasibility Report

In December 2021, the County Council’s budget proviso requested two documents: a Preliminary Report analyzing the feasibility of a (Community First Village) CFV in Pierce County and a Full Proposal for the development of the project. Following a competitive process, the County selected with The Tacoma Rescue Mission to develop the feasibility study and final report.

The Feasibility Report discusses the essential elements of a CFV; its vision and mission; regulatory, zoning, and permitting requirements and was presented to the County Council at the Mon., July 22, 2022 Study Session

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.

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COUNTY BUDGET

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


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Project Open House on January 3, 2023 @ 7pm at Sprinker Recreation Center

Please join us January 3, 2023 at 7pm at Sprinker Recreation Center in the Rainier Room for an open house focused on the proposed Pierce County Village. The open house will be in person and live streamed on the website. The open house will include a presentation and a question and answering session.

Open House In-Person Address: 
Sprinker Recreation Center - Rainier Room, 14824 C St S, Tacoma, WA 98444

County residents can provide comments and sign their name in support of the project here.


Have questions about this village? Read the frequently asked questions or email [email protected]


MILESTONES

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

  • December 2021
    Council approves $22M funding for CFV 
  • April 27, 2022
    The Rescue Mission selected to provide feasibility report and full proposal. 
  • June 31, 2022
    Feasibility Report completed. 
  • October 2022
    Full Proposal Due to County for Council funding approval.
  • 2023-24
    Permitting and Construction
  • July 1, 2024
    Occupancy of Completed Units