A Familiar Place with a New Vision
Imagine a place that preserves a legacy, cultivates hope,
invests in families, and brings pride to a community.
The farm today comprises land and multiple buildings fronting Pioneer Road and set at the gateway to downtown Puyallup. Step By Step has purchased approximately 6.5 acres of the property, including the 1900’s era house, 18,000 square foot retail building and multiple barns and outbuildings.
The property will provide a permanent new home for Step By Step, while allowing for future program expansion.
Our New Home
The farmhouse is currently serving as Step By Step's main office. It operates as our administrative headquarters to provide management and oversight for the organization as well as for the new project and expanded programs.
This large retail building boasts over 15,000 square feet of useable space. This space will be renovated to allow for a large center that provides a variety of job training and program opportunities and experiences for the women we serve, in a beautiful and family-friendly setting.
A range of services for the community will be offered, including:
- Restaurant & On-Site Catering Services
- Meeting Space & Event Venues
- On-Site Childcare
- Retail & Flowers
- Foothills Trailhead Services
Courtyard & Flower Garden
The courtyard and garden spaces are beautiful and ideal for outdoor seating and smaller scale events.
The "Industry" Building
This huge space has many potential uses. We are exploring ideas and partnerships with local businesses to determine how to make this space functional and how we can best incorporate the work done here into an element of our job training and mentorship programs.
This building will function as a gateway to the site. It will also house a small satellite kitchen, be available to rent for small events, and will offer concessions and coffee for the adjacent Van Lierop Park and ball fields.
Farm Land & Open Space
We want to see flowers growing here once again.
We have already built our first greenhouse, adjacent to this space.
We are exploring opportunities to partner with individuals and organizations within the sustainable farming community to determine how we can help preserve and utilize this land for agricultural purposes. We also envision establishing a Community Garden that could grow into a potential resource for our local food bank partners.