Tacoma - Downtown/Foss HEADLINES
Frank Jacobs is not a household name in Tacoma, but according to a generation of city leaders, the strength of his convictions went a long way toward shaping the redevelopment of Tacoma’s waterfront.
Hundred-pound sacks of wheat stacked taller than a man once filled warehouses that ran for a mile between the rails of the Northern Pacific and the ships moored along City Waterway.
The Foss Waterway Seaport will open Saturday after being closed for renovations for 18 months.
State Farm hasn't even arrived yet, but already the company has been good to the City of Tacoma. Under separate parking agreements approved Tuesday by the City Council, the city stands to make $4.2 million over the next five years by leasing more than 800 permits for the insurance company in three city-owned downtown garages that now largely stand vacant.
The Tacoma Art Museum released renderings Wednesday for its new Western American art wing, revealing a street-level extension joined to the current building by a tall canopy. Construction is expected to begin in the fall, with completion set for late 2014.
Although State Farm officials remain mum, a deal appears to be in the works that would create 2,000 jobs in downtown Tacoma by the end of the year. The potential economic swoon has awakened Tacoma residents and downtown business owners.
A decade after they built the first major residential structure on Tacomas redeveloping Thea Foss Waterway, a Tacoma-area group is proposing a $31 million project to restart the waterways transformation.
A master-planning process that began in the fall of 2011 has produced a deep look at downtown Tacomas Brewery and Dome districts, full of ideas for the way it should develop during the next several decades to accommodate major population growth. Its your turn to comment.
The Murray Morgan Bridge will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from 7 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday.
Contractors pressure washing, welding and working on the Murray Morgan Bridge over the Thea Foss Waterway have apparently rained a cloud of metal filings, paint, rivets, bolts and other debris on the boats below. Although no one has been injured, boat owners point to holes in the metal roofs of the sheds that shelter some of the boats.
The City of Tacoma is the largest new employer to participate in the Live Downtown program, an incentive program designed to encourage employees to live closer to work, according to a news release Thursday.
A man who suffered a medical condition lost control of his pickup Wednesday night and collided with a Link train in downtown Tacoma.
Less than a week after it officially reopened with great fanfare, downtown Tacoma’s Murray Morgan Bridge will be closed through the weekend.
Tacomas Murray Morgan Bridge reopens at noon Thursday although work will continue through February, city officials said.
The public is invited to a ceremony on Monday marking the beginning of Pacific Avenues makeover.
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