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Find out how Tacoma Mall neighborhood plan is shaping up

The Pacifica and Pine Crest Town Homes are some of the newer housing developments near the Tacoma Mall.
The Pacifica and Pine Crest Town Homes are some of the newer housing developments near the Tacoma Mall. phaley@thenewstribune.com

For people interested in what the city is planning for the Tacoma Mall neighborhood, November presents several opportunities to catch up.

City planners and community members have been working for several months on a subarea plan and environmental impact statement for the 485-acre area around the mall. The area is one of the places the city hopes to funnel jobs and increase housing density.

The goal of this process is to make it easier for developers to start work by eliminating the need for environmental and traffic studies for individual projects.

The city team leading the effort now will present early concepts and other information, according to a news release — the first presentation being today (Nov. 10) at the City Council study session at noon.

Other dates:

▪ Thursday, 5:30 p.m., at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way.

▪  Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m., at the meeting of the Tacoma Transportation Commission, 747 Market St., Ninth Floor Visibility Center.

▪  Nov. 18, evening meeting of the South Tacoma Neighborhood Council, Metro Parks STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St.

Additional presentations are being scheduled, according to the release, and the project team will present the information to other meetings if asked.

Go to tacomamallneighborhood.com for more information.

Kathleen Cooper: 253-597-8546, @KCooperTNT

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