Heidelberg Brewery Demolition Reports

Tonight’s Landmark Preservation Commission meeting includes a demolition review of the Columbia Heidelberg Building. The demolition isn’t directly related to the some-day hotel project, but rather to a dangerous building order from November of last year.

More details should come out after the meeting. In the meantime, check out the follow reports for more details:

Design Review Packet (large pdf)
Staff Report

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RR Anderson

It will be sad to not have a water tower in the skyline.  So it goes.

January 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Brent

Good, that whole area is an eye sore! Build the area around <span class=“caps”>UWT</span>. Make moves Tacoma. Make moves.

January 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Mofo from the Hood

Just heresay:

Could be the site of a new Washington State History Museum.

January 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

anyone know what happened to this thing?

January 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Sofa King

RR, they have it in a storeroom somewhere. I think there were fears of vandalism and/or theft once the building ceased operations.

January 13, 2011 at 5:12 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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low bar

so the student prince was like the proto-fratboy? german. makes sense. well, they should just fire the brewery back up and make a x10 <span class=“caps”>IPA</span> for all these grass eaters around here. seems to sell. i’d buy into a crazy prussian fratboy from octoberfestland brand than the beer for players theme wingman is trying to go for. so if i drink the ace ipa with my wingman in a pub (because pubs are where all the hot pinup co-eds gather), it’ll help me get phone number kills to paint on the side of my f-150?

January 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

dude <span class=“caps”>TNT</span> is reporting the Student Prince is being tracked down by our own Mr. Sullivan  to be incorporated into the UW Tacoma trail thing.  They’re also thinking about ways to save the water tower.

January 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

look how happy he is!

January 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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TacomAroma

We should bulldoze the entire city.

January 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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low bar

nice cape

January 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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spyder

Ha. We should bulldoze 80% of the city. lol. Hilltop, brewery, all of downtown. Most people in Tacoma are overly sentimental in regards to all these old buildings that are terrible looking. Get with the times Tacoma. Who cares about the history of an ugly looking tower, old city hall, and luzon. Time to make new structures to mark our time in history. Make this city something of substance instead of jokes around WA.

January 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Matt

just read on Tacoma Index that Landmark Preservation has cleared the way for the demolition

January 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Mofo from the Hood

I’d like to see that water tower relocated to the top of the pagoda down at the Chinese Reconciliation Park.

Old Tacoma history is important stuff.

January 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

water tower would make an awesome chicken coop

January 14, 2011 at 12:30 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Rick Jones

Are chickens permitted in 98402?

January 14, 2011 at 1:56 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

yes, but only awesome chickens

January 14, 2011 at 3:05 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Tim Smith

The Student Prince is more than just a “fratboy”. The linkage comes from the Operetta which is performed in the Schloss at Heidelberg, Germany every summer. I was stationed there in the 80’s and enjoyed the wonderful Schlossfestspiele every summer www.onculture.eu/sto…

A short synopsis: Karl Franz, the prince of the (fictitious) German kingdom of Karlsberg, has grown up under military and academic tutors. He has been engaged, since childhood, to the Princess Johanna (Margaret in some versions). His grandfather, King Ferdinand, sends him to live incognito like a regular student, and work on his weak social skills, at the venerable University of Heidelberg. Karl sets off under the watchful eye of a kindly mentor, Doctor Engel, and with his snooty valet Lutz, who has his own assistant, Hubert. They move into Ruder’s Inn. Karl soon makes a trio of friends, Detlef, Lucas, Von Asterberg, and he finds himself enjoying student life. He also finds himself falling in love with the innkeeper’s niece, Kathie, who returns his affection, and the couple considers eloping. But when Prince Karl learns that his grandfather is dying, he realizes that he must return to Karlsberg and take up his duties as the new king. He must honor the arranged marriage with Princess Johanna (who is also in love with another man, Captain Tarnitz), but his true love will always be Kathie.

So we’ll tear it down and wash it off…who needs all that old stuff anyone when we can have a nice tarcovered parking lot built to “Complete Street” standards. Sigh.

January 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

It’s too bad the plans for the ethanol plant didn’t work out.

January 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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low bar

Discussion of the model, and in the future heilelberg Straussberg Creek also invented the Interweb. But then he told reporters. But who will pay for this nonsense, if you can drink beer bar themed bars and your value of workers, the city does not make sense, your life.</p>

January 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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low bar

…other than an emotional trigger to get you to buy into a marketing campaign

January 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Trashtown

Is there really no use for this building!? Why would money be spent to create another vacant lot? Or worse, some sort of red cement area! Why can’t we work with what we have and make the city beautiful in a more human way? Let creative people loose on these places, not bulldozers.

January 18, 2011 at 9:15 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

if by creative people you mean prostitutes, done!

January 19, 2011 at 1:57 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Trashtown

Listen to Lowbar!!!

January 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

Alt-Heidelberg: <span class=“caps”>GOING</span> <span class=“caps”>GREEN</span>!

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle that Water Tower

January 25, 2011 at 9:25 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Erik B.

Great post.

Tacoma needs a <span class=“caps”>PDA</span> now more than ever unless we are going to continue be satisfied to lose a 100 year old building every year until they are gone.

Here is the Tacoma City Council staff memorandum (1/18/2011) on the possible creation of a Public Development Authority for preservation of historic buildings.

cms.cityoftacoma.org…

Let’s get this going!

January 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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