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of Excellence. Students benefit from low student to teacher ratios, small class sizes at the primary level, and math and reading specialists through grade 9. The area also abounds with higher education opportunities. There are 11 universities and colleges in the immediate area including the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington – Tacoma. A branch of the Pierce County Library System, located in the heart of the City, is well-used and a popular place to visit. The Place. . .to work University Place residents find employment within the City or in nearby Tacoma or Lakewood. Within the City limits, the top 10 employers are University Place School District, Pierce County, Franciscan Health System, Fred Meyer Stores, Charles Wright Academy, Soundcare Inc., Albertson’s Inc., City of University Place, Safeway Stores and McDonald’s Restaurants. The top three private sector employers in Pierce County are U.P. Care Center, Tacoma Rainiers and Fred Meyer Stores. University Place is an excellent location to set up your own business, as well. The lack of a Business and Occupation Tax, coupled with responsive and timely permitting processes, creates a business-friendly atmosphere that welcomes businesses and encourages their success. City of University Place DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT 3715 Bridgeport Way W, Ste. B1 University Place WA98466 Phone: (253) 566-5656 Fax: (253) 460-2541 www.cityofup.com/DevelopmentSvcs/DevelopmentSvcs.asp The Development Services Department proudly serves the citizens of University Place to ensure a safe, viable and high quality, natural and built environment. Please refer to the hotlines listed below for your own personal needs. Building Inspections: (253) 460-2540 Right of Way Permit Inspections: (253) 460-5422 (253) 460-2509 (253) 460-5406 Permits: Fire Marshall Services: (253) 534-3238 (253) 564-1236 Planning / Land Use: (253) 460-5405 (253) 460-2522 Development Services is open Monday thru Wednesday and Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm. 9

City Of University Place Development Services Department