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Puget Sound Hospital Demolition

Old Puget Sound Hospital

Welcome to the Puget Sound Hospital demolition webpage.

As the project moves forward, this page will provide information related to progress, process, timing, meetings and more. Please check back for updates.   

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  • Learn more about the demolition of the Puget Sound Hospital building by signing up to receive project updates via email or text message.

  • Questions or comments? Contact us and you will receive a direct response from the Project Manager.

What’s New

Demolition of the old Puget Sound Hospital facility is quickly moving forward. Dickson Company was selected as the demolition contractor through a competitive bidding process and has already set up temporary construction fencing and is currently mobilizing their equipment to begin work.
In mid-February, due to increased transient activities within the building, Pierce County commissioned two Tacoma Police Department officers to be on-site until demolition begins.

Community Meeting

A community meeting was held Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department Auditorium. The community and interested parties were invited to attend to learn more about the demolition process and schedule of events.

March 21 Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)

In the News
March 1, 2017, The News Tribune
As hospital demolition approaches, real and imagined ghosts linger

The hospital at 3580 Pacific Avenue was closed and cold-shuttered for good in 2010. The wrecking ball, finally on its way with approval from the County Council, could hit the walls by June. 
Read more…
March 2, 2017, PCTV
Security measures increase at County’s vacant Puget Sound Hospital 

A recent fire, squatters and other concerns have Pierce County beefing up security. Learn more from Executive Bruce Dammeier and Councilmember Rick Talbert.
March 16, 2017, PCTV
Ransacked mental hospital a shell of what it used to be
Bring your flashlights for a tour inside the ransacked Puget Sound Hospital in Tacoma. See before and after footage and learn why it’s a shell of what it used to be.

  • On Jan. 11, 2017, a community meeting was held where the project manager presented a slide show about the project and answered questions from the community and interested parties. Jan. 11 Community Meeting Presentation (PDF) 

  • On Nov. 8, 2016, the Pierce County Council unanimously passed Resolution 2016-149 supporting the construction of South Sound 911's new public safety communications center at 3580 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma.

    At the same meeting, the council also approved Ordinance 2016-82s, amending the Pierce County budget to account for the South Sound 911-fronted funds to demolish the old Puget Sound Hospital, once referred to as Puget Sound Behavioral Health Hospital.

Contact Us

Travis Wakefield
Pierce County Project Manager
(253) 798-7220
Demian Hinkle
Dickson Project Manager
(253) 212-7511

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