MDC Celebrates Opening of Randall Townsend Apartments

For too long the old Baywatch apartments sat empty at the corner of 7th and Fawcett. But soon the nearly 100 year-old apartment building will again be home to residents.

MDC, a long-time Tacoma nonprofit focused on addressing root causes of poverty, has spent the last year, and $4.1 million, fixing up the 95 year-old apartment building. Tomorrow MDC will celebrate the completion of work on the renamed Randall Townsend Apartments with a ribbon cutting.

The 35-unit apartment building, a block over from the Grand Cinema, and across the street from MDC's main offices, will house previously homeless residents who are living with disabilities. Residents will have 24-hour staffing, and access to MDC's health, education, and employment services. The building is named after a Navy veteran who was experiencing homelessness and mental illness when he was murdered in 2003. Link to more about the project from MDC here.

MDC invites the public to join them for the ribbon cutting tomorrow at 3 p.m., which also marks the 50th year of MDC programs in Tacoma. Read more from the Tacoma Daily Index.


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Me

Great….more bums

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Christine

More homeless and mentally ill services clustered near down town. That’s too bad, I mean, I understand that there is a need but couldn’t it go a little further North, or South? Or West, or North East? (The East side already has plenty.)

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