Clear Creek Strategy Plan
- About the Strategy Plan
- What is a Strategy Plan?
- Why is a Strategy Plan needed?
- How can I learn more?
- When is the plan completed?
- Time Line
Pierce County is supporting community-generated solutions to issues faced by community members in the Clear Creek watershed. Pierce County is conducting a facilitated process in which the community works together to create solutions that will achieve results desired by the people who live and work there. The county selected a consultant who held stakeholder interviews. These interviews were conducted to help the team better understand landowners' and other interested parties' motivations, values and concerns to facilitate a community-driven solution. The results of these interviews were also used to help staff prepare for workshops held in early 2019.
County staff also hosted a community open house at the former Riverside Elementary School to meet residents and discuss the situation with them.
To learn more about the strategy plan, please review the frequently asked questions.
The strategy plan is developed to provide a long-range vision for a community or program. They are like road maps - helping chart a course between the present and an intended destination. The plan is flexible with living guidelines and policies and able to adjust and adapt.
The strategy plan builds on and supplements the existing work on the Clear Creek Flooding Project. The strategy plan develops the vision and framework that will guide the prioritization of farm, fish and floodplain elements in the area.
The strategy plan will include:
- Vision and goals for the project
- Purpose and need - including a needs assessment for farm, fish and floodplain
- Planning context with related planning efforts in the area
- Baseline and assessment of opportunities and constraints
- Stakeholder input and needs and stakeholder communication plan
- Decision making process and issue resolution process
- Implementation strategies and action plans for projects, studies and processes such as schedule and funding strategies
Extensive stakeholder engagement and technical working groups are already in place to determine current circumstances. These efforts are led by Pierce County and Floodplains for the Future.
Planning staff will check in often with a committee of key community members, leaders and professionals that advise the strategy plan and the Clear Creek Flooding Project.
The county will also seek input on the plan at future open houses. These will also help inform the public and the Clear Creek community.
Updates to this page will show dates for meetings, open houses and other opportunities for involvement.
If your organization would like to learn more about the strategy plan, the plan's manager is available to meet with you. Email Angela Angove or call 253-798-2460.
Completion of the strategy plan is expected by spring 2020.
Community Open House
First draft master plan
Final master plan
Phone: (253) 798-2460
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322