Update on Rocky Prairie
Elizabeth Rodrick, Sharron Coontz, and Diane Sonntag were recently interviewed by Debbie Cockrell who wrote an extensive article in the Olympian about the proposed warehouse project, https://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article232147112.html.
Following is an excerpt from The Friends of Rocky Prairie’s new website, https://www.friendsofrockyprairie.org/petition.
The current owner of Rocky Prairie, the Port of Tacoma, is working with a Missouri company, NorthPoint, to develop a massive intermodal industrial center on Rocky Prairie. The reported 6,000,000 square feet of NorthPoint warehousing would be one of the largest in the northwest. With a facility this massive we can expect 24 hours a day truck and train traffic with thousands of trucks per day clogging area streets and highways from Maytown to Lacey. It will also light up the skies for miles around, fill the air with noise and pollution, and disrupt or destroy the sensitive balance of nature in the area. The buildings’ size of 6,000,000 square feet is the equivalent of 104 football fields, and the parking areas and roads will add much more paved impervious surface. This development would border West Rocky Prairie Wildlife Area and Millersylvania State Park. This is no place for an industrial hub!
OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NEED TO HEAR FROM US: DON’T REZONE THE MAYTOWN PROPERTY TO ALLOW A HUGE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.
What you can do:
- Sign the Online Petition here.
- Send each Commissioner an email explaining why this is a bad idea.
- Help get Postcard Petition signatures from neighbors and friends. Email email@example.com for details.
- Read the Fact Sheet and help educate friends and neighbors on Next Door, Facebook, and Instagram.