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In the News: King5 January 2, 2024

Warehouses on the way: King, Pierce counties see influx of new developments

Molly Tack-Hooper, Senior Attorney, Northwest Office: “These warehouses are highly automated. It’s a lot of robots moving things around, so the job increases are not actually there. The jobs associated with warehouses are decreasing as technology gets better in these warehouses and gets more automated.”

The Bridge Industrial South Tacoma Warehouse Project in Tacoma, Wash. ,would create significant truck traffic, air and climate pollution, and threatens to increase flooding and temperatures in the area and jeopardize the city’s aquifer and nearby streams. (© MapTiler  © OpenStreetMap contributors)
feature October 6, 2023

What You Should Know About the Bridge Industrial South Tacoma Warehouse Project

Where the warehouse project is located, its likely impacts, and how you can get involved

The proposed site of the Bridge Industrial mega-warehouse complex in South Tacoma, Washington. (350 Tacoma)
Press Release October 6, 2023

City of Tacoma Hearing Examiner Sides with the City of Tacoma in Upholding Permitting for South Tacoma Warehouse Complex

Contrary to Washington State’s Environmental Policy Act, the Hearing Examiner ruled the massive warehouse complex does not require an Environmental Impact Statement

Document October 5, 2023

City of Tacoma Hearing Examiner Decision, South Tacoma Warehouse Complex

The City of Tacoma Hearing Examiner issued a ruling siding with the City of Tacoma in upholding the permitting of a massive warehouse complex in South Tacoma without requiring an Environmental Impact Statement as required by Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act.

Document August 28, 2023

Posthearing Brief of Appellants, South Tacoma Warehouse Complex

In the Matter of the Appeal of 350 Tacoma and South Tacoma Neighborhood Council from the April 21, 2023, Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance and Critical Area Development Permit issued by the City of Tacoma.

Document July 18, 2023

Prehearing Brief of Appellants

In the matter of the appeal of 350 Tacoma and South Tacoma Neighborhood Council. From the April 21, 2023, Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance and Critical Area Development Permit issued by the City of Tacoma

Document July 18, 2023

Appellants’ Exhibit List

Exhibit numbers and descriptions for appellants 350 Tacoma and South Tacoma Neighborhood Council

Document July 18, 2023

Appellants’ Witness List

Witness names and summary of testimony for appellants 350 Tacoma and South Tacoma Neighborhood Council

Document May 17, 2023

City of Tacoma’s Authority to Conduct a Health Impact Assessment for Proposed Bridge Industrial Warehouse Project

Letter to City of Tacoma on behalf of 350 Tacoma and the South Tacoma Neighborhood Council addressing the question of the City’s authority to conduct a Health Impact Assessment for the proposed Bridge Industrial warehouse project.

case May 11, 2023

South Tacoma Warehouse Project

Despite vocal opposition from concerned neighbors and environmental and health advocates, the City of Tacoma approved a land use permit for a mega-warehouse project in April 2023, without requiring an Environmental Impact Statement to examine the project’s environmental, health, and community impacts. The South Tacoma location of the mega-warehouse poses serious environmental justice concerns. The…

The proposed site of the Bridge Industrial mega-warehouse complex in South Tacoma, Washington. (350 Tacoma)
Update May 10, 2023

South Tacoma Residents Fight Mega-Warehouse

The plan would pave over a large undeveloped space, increase traffic, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, disturb a former Superfund site, and jeopardize the city’s aquifer.

Press Release May 5, 2023

Neighborhood Groups Sue to Force Environmental Review of Mega Warehouse Project in South Tacoma

The massive 147-acre warehouse complex poses serious health threats and environmental justice concerns for the surrounding communities

Document May 5, 2023

South Tacoma Warehouse Notice of Appeal

Two community groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed a legal appeal to the Tacoma Hearing Examiner to force the City of Tacoma to take a comprehensive look at the environmental harms of permitting a massive warehouse complex in South Tacoma.

Document April 21, 2022

Public Comment on Proposed Permit and MDNS for LU21-0125

Earthjustice opposes the City of Tacoma’s proposed issuance of a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance and the Critical Areas Development Permit for Bridge Industrial’s project to build one of the largest warehouse complexes in the world in a residential area that is already overburdened by air pollution and other environmental harms.