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Proctor Building Boom of 2008, Seven Years Late…
There are no specifics yet, but it is confirmed that the partners behind the Proctor Station mixed use development currently under construction in Tacoma's Proctor neighborhood have a second development planned just down the street.
The new project, planned for the 2500 block of Proctor across from Metropolitan Market, on the west side of Proctor, will be another mixed-use, apartments-and-retail building, like its sister development, Proctor Station, two blocks away.
It's a development we've been hearing whispers and grumblings about for years. This week The News Tribune has a story about the development group's early plans for the project. Bill Evans, Erling Kuester, and Rush Construction own the whole block, except for the New Era dry cleaner, but the TNT reports that the 75-year-old owner of that property is willing to sell - for the right price.
Because the project would fall within the allowed uses and height limits for the district, which is zoned as one of Tacoma's mixed-use centers, it shouldn't require a variance. There may be nothing for the City Council to approve or turn down, or any required public comment.
This whole saga, particularly many of the comments we've read in various forums, reminds us of the very real importance of getting involved in planning processes, really understanding what's being agreed to, and voicing opinions - before final drafts are adopted.
Previously from Exit133 (2006): Not Your Mother's Proctor.
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