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Manitou Potential Annexation Area

Annexation Review - Status

Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are planning to conduct a joint review of the potential annexation of the Manitou Neighborhood to the City. The review is expected to be initiated by County and City Councils in July-August 2018.


The Tacoma Planning Commission received an informational briefing of the scope of work for the pre-annexation planning at its meeting on July 18, 2018.  Posted below are the agenda, the review packet, the PPT presentation, and the recording of the meeting:

  • Planning Commission Agenda (July 18, 2018)
  • Planning Commission Review Packet on Manitou Annexation (July 18, 2018)
  • PowerPoint Presentation to the Planning Commission (July 18, 2018)
  • Planning Commission Meeting Recording (July 18, 2018)

    Community Meeting on May 14, 2018

    County and City staff conducted a pre-annexation community meeting on May 14, 2018 at the Manitou Park Elementary School to inform and engage the neighborhood and stakeholders. 

  • Manitou Annexation Community Comments and Responses (updated August 28, 2018)  
  • Manitou Annexation Community Meeting - Presentation (May 14, 2018)
  • Manitou Annexation Community Meeting - Notice (April 27, 2018)
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  • About the Manitou Neighborhood

    The Manitou Neighborhood is the 37-acre unincorporated Pierce County area located on the southwest corner of the City, near Lakewood Drive W. and 66th Street W. The area abuts the City of Tacoma on the east, south and west sides, and the City of University Place on the north side.  

  • Manitou Area Map 
  • Manitou Annexation Fact Sheet
  • About Annexation

    The Manitou Neighborhood is one of the unincorporated “islands” in Pierce County where future annexation to the respective abutting municipalities is expected by the State Growth Management Act (GMA) and considered a high priority in regional planning policies. This is also one of the City’s designated Urban Growth Areas (UGAs), effectively the Potential Annexation Areas (PAAs), as set forth in the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan, pursuant to GMA. 


    A basic premise of the GMA is that denser urban development should be supported by urban services, such as roads, transit, sidewalks, water, sewer, parks, and libraries, and should be located in cities to ensure the most efficient provision of service.


    For more information about Annexation, UGAs, or PAAs, please review:

  • Annexations (City's web page)
  • Annexation Tip Sheet (by City of Tacoma)
  • Annexation Handbook (by Municipal Research and Services Center)
  • Staff Contact

    Lihuang Wung, Senior Planner

    (253) 591-5682