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Building Cleared on Hilltop for MLKHDA Project
Driving up 11th Street in the direction of MLK, you might notice something is missing. Look over toward the Monsoon Room and you’ll see … they don’t have a neighbor anymore.
A large swath of land has been cleared to make way for the MLKHDA mixed-use project that combines retail, commercial space, plus affordable and market rate housing.
The project touches on a subject that regularly comes up here at Exit133: height restrictions and density!
From the Tribune:
The organization wants to build it six stories tall, but needs the City Council to raise the maximum building height from 45 feet to 85 feet.
The Tacoma Planning Commission is considering a proposal that would raise the maximum height in some of the city’s mixed-use centers, including the MLK corridor, up to an additional 20 feet if developments included certain bonus features into their plans, such as affordable housing, public art or ground-floor retail or restaurant space. Even if that proposal passes, it would allow the project to build up to only 65 feet, 20 feet short of what the association hopes to construct.
Is it time? Are we ready for some density and height?
Link to The News Tribune
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