A Pierce County judge has dealt another blow to a proposed development seeking to build hundreds of homes over the North Shore Golf Course in northeast Tacoma.
Superior Court Judge Katherine Stolz on Friday affirmed the City of Tacoma’s previous decisions denying permits needed for the controversial Pointe at Northshore project, which aims to build 366 houses and 494 town houses over the 116-acre golf course.
“The judge’s ruling means the city’s decision was upheld on all counts,” said Jay Derr, outside counsel representing the city. “It’s now up to (the developers) to decide if they’re going to continue this.”
Lawyers for neither the developers nor golf course owners responded to requests for comment Tuesday.
A local citizens’ group hailed the ruling as the latest victory in its 4.5-year battle against the development.
“We’re very happy,” said John Lovelace, president of the Save NE Tacoma group that formed in 2007 to fight the project. “We think the judge made the correct decision – that signed documents do have meaning.”