About the Project
The Wheel Inn Mobile Home Park property is located on 31st Avenue East off State Route 167/River Road East and is within the project limits of the greater Clear Creek Floodplain Reconnection Project and is a part of the Clear Creek Strategy Plan.
The Wheel Inn Mobile Home Park property site has a primary home and 10 occupied mobile homes. With proximity to Puyallup River and Clear Creek, the existing property, house and mobile homes have been damaged by flooding repetitively.
To prevent future flood losses , Pierce County is working with the property owner, who approached the County about the possibility of acquiring the park, and the tenants on this acquisition project. Once the purchase and sale of the property and structures are finalized, Pierce County will remove and demolish the structures and clean up the site. As a result, this project will allow this 1.6-acre property to revert to a natural floodplain and open space for floodplain storage, salmon and other wildlife.
Pierce County is committed to working with the tenants to ensure decent, safe, sanitary, and equitable housing for relocation, in accordance with the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Act requirements and rules.
(Photo above: January 2009 Puyallup River flood event.)