The long-delayed development of housing at Puyallup’s Lipoma Firs Golf Course may finally become a reality. Bellevue-based Taylor Development sold the Lipoma Firs Golf Course to D.R. Horton Home Builders for $23,484,000 in a deal that closed June 20th.
The Lipoma Firs Golf Course was originally developed as an 18-hole golf course when it opened in 1989, it later expanded in 1994 to become a 27-hole course.
A decade ago, the Seattle Times reported that the 27-hole golf course, located at 10410 187th St. E, would one day be turned into homes. And in 2009, plans were filed with Pierce County to redevelop that land into a housing development. According to those plans, Lipoma would subdivide the 202.37-acre golf course into 1,007 lots. Within those lots, there would be room for 697 single-family lots, 305 mixed lots and five lots of mixed-use district uses, which is equivalent to 695 dwelling units for a total of 1,697 units. Plans at the time also included a planned development district, which included native vegetation retention, eight acres of passive and active recreation, open space and landscape and 15 acres of habitat preservation. But plans for the course came to a halt.
According to Taylor Development’s website, the Lipoma development is listed as a current project. The first phase of development, according to its website, includes 339 single family units.
D.R. Horton, which describes itself as America’s largest home builder, hasn’t released any plans for the development of housing at the golf course at this time. The group is currently active in the Puget Sound region, however, with houses in Bainbridge Island, Bothell, Kenmore, Sammamish, Bellevue, Lynnwood and Woodinville.