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The Henry: New Development For the Foss
A new mixed-use development has been proposed for the Foss waterfront. At least that’s what we hear. The News Tribune reports that the group that built the Thea’s Landing development a decade ago on the Foss is interested in doing it again. Under the new name “The Henry Group,” the developers would build a project by the same name.
They’re eyeing a site on Dock Street, just south of the Albers Mill building, just north of the 21st Street Bridge. The TNT reports that the $31 million project proposal is for 161 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, 286 parking spots, and 13,000 square feet of retail space – including a rooftop restaurant. Other features of The Henry would include a private dog park, fountains, special sound-proofing to deal with the building’s proximity to freeways and railroads, and of course, views of Mt. Rainier and the waterfront.
The Foss Waterway Development Authority is doing what it can to move the project forward. The development group is ready to start construction – the sooner the better – possibly breaking ground as early as this summer, with completion as soon as 12 months after that.
Development is stirring on the Foss waterfront. Johnny’s Seafood is working towards a major remodel, a new wood-fired pizza place in the Thea’s Landing building is moving forward, property is being acquired and plans are advancing to connect the Foss to UWT and points south via the Prairie Line Trail. Thea’s Landing management says its residential units are leased, and its commercial space nearly full. On the other hand, Albers Mill and other property owners on the Foss have requested exemptions from retail zoning requirements, complaining that they’ve had difficulty filling space.
We’ve always said that Tacoma needs more rooftop dining…
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