Comment period for mining project extended to March 3

Following a recent public meeting regarding the proposed sand and gravel mine on Marine View Drive, the City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services Department announced today that the public comment period will be extended to Friday, March 3.

“We received many useful comments at the public meeting, all of which will be responded to as the permit review proceeds,” said Planning Manager Jana Magoon. “One thing that was very clear is that the neighborhood is concerned about potential noise impacts of the proposal.”

A noise study has been requested from the project applicant. The City expects to receive the study by Thursday, Feb. 16. If the noise study cannot be published by this date, the comment period will be extended again.

The City is projected to make a decision on this project by the end of April.

Submit comments to Principal Planner Shirley Schultz by email at For more information, visit or call 253-591-5121.

– City Of Tacoma