Mount Rainier plans to annex Queens Chapel commercial area
Michael Theis/Route 1 Reporter
Mount Rainier officials soon plan to launch an annexation campaign to bring large swath of commercial properties – no residential – west of Queens Chapel Road inside its borders. Pictured above: Samantha Olatunji, Mount Rainier's director of economic development. The move has been more than a year in planning. If...
What would be the upside for these property owners for becoming part of the city?
That’s a good question, and one that wasn’t discussed at-length during this meeting as they were focused more on strategic aspects of the annexation process. A big part of the discussion focused on the economic incentive programs they are considering creating in Mount Rainier. At the meeting, these were primarily framed as ways to offset or phase-in costs associated with annexation, but any business in Mount Rainier could make use of these incentives once created, now or forever after any proposed annexation.