Exit133 is about Tacoma

Luzon Park?

Here's a little something we noticed on our way through downtown Tacoma this morning: a new look for the site where the Luzon building once stood.

The corner lot at 13th and Pacific has new plantings and a spiffy new coat of "beauty bark." It's not quite a park, but it's certainly a more polished look than the gravel pit left behind since the demolition of the historic building in 2009.

And it's got us wondering - could it be turned into a usable downtown pocket park? Maybe with a monument to the demolished piece of architectural history...

Do you want to help the folks at Exit133 pay our bills and keep up with of all things Tacoma? Do you want to see even more coverage? Exit133 has always been free to read and comment, and it will stay that way. However, over the years, readers have contributed to the bank account to help us keep up our coverage of goings-on around town. Contribute and this message disappears!

Support Exit133



May 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 1

honeydew slausen

Gotta spiff up for the golfers.

May 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

1 | 0

David Foster

Why are people so enchanted with the idea of pocket parks? There are plenty of open spaces downtown (plazas etc) that don’t get used already. Pocket parks don’t create vibrant neighborhoods. They are usually just an unimaginative response to a lack of density. Build a real building there that relates well to the street, brings people downtown to work and/or live- that’s what is needed.

I am glad to see some plantings on the site instead of the gravelly mess that was there before, but let’s face it, in place of a [nice] building it still looks a little pathetic.

May 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

8 | 2


I agree.. the thing that makes a pocket park great is the density surrounding it and forming the “pocket.” A pocket park next to a parking lot is just sad.

May 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

4 | 1


Its beauty is worse than its bark.

May 29, 2015 at 12:22 am / Reply / Quote and reply

5 | 0


I appreciate the hard work to transform an ugly area to something of beauty.  Even if it’s for the golfers, we will continue to appreciate it after the U.S. Open is over.

We often see neglected areas throughout Tacoma that need attention—I’m glad that this spot is no longer one of them! I just hope that this recent makeover will continue to receive attention and not fall into disarray.

June 10, 2015 at 9:35 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

Michael Robillard

the thing that makes all you can eat buffet cardiff great is the density surrounding it and forming the “pocket.” A pocket park next to a parking lot is just sad.

June 6, 2018 at 1:18 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0


Discount Cephalexin 500 Mg Pilule De Cialis Pas Cher cialis order generic worldwide isotretinoin 10mg tablet usa

June 13, 2018 at 1:54 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

haris khan

For many people this is the best solution here     see how to do it. Online florist Melbourne

July 12, 2018 at 2:45 am / Reply / Quote and reply

0 | 0

Potentially Related Articles