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Urban Village in Central Tacoma?
Talk about sprucing up a neighborhood. A group of public officials is looking at a dramatic change for Central Tacoma.
Framed by Highway 16 is a large area of land owned by four public agencies: the City, Pierce County, Metro Parks, and the School District. Pictured below, you can see the facilities on it: Cheney Stadium, MetroParks headquarters (the crescent-shaped building by 19th, Foss High School (the huge building) and Heidelberg Park.
(As a side note: Do you see the old Tacoma soap box derby track in the above image?)
The agencies involved are considering hiring an urban planner to come back with ideas for the entire piece of land.
From the Tribune:
The planner would be given nearly free rein to envision a complex that would allow people to live, shop and play all in one spot. The only caveat: The high school building and Heidelberg Park would have to stay where they are. Nearly everything else on the 111-acre property would be fair game.
What would you do with 111 acres? Given the same restrictions the planner will face, what would you build here? How would you tie it into the rest of Tacoma? Maybe we can get them to hire the Exit133 commenters for this project … you seem to know what you’re doing… most days.
Link to The News Tribune
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