Two more buildings to rise from Point Ruston

One of two buildings soon to be under construction at Point Ruston.
One of two buildings soon to be under construction at Point Ruston. Submitted photo

Point Ruston, the 97-acre urban village straddling the Tacoma-Ruston city line, is planning to add two more residential buildings.

The two structures will have 178 residences between them — 94 apartments and 84 condos.

Together they are called “The Baker,” and some will have an unobstructed view of Mount Baker in Whatcom County near the Canadian border.

They will sit southeast along the shore from the already constructed Copperline condominiums and apartment buildings.

The building closest to shore could have 40 condos and could rise as high as 50 feet, according to details filed with the city of Tacoma.

The structure farther from the shore, called Building 3A, will have around 270 parking stalls in a three-level garage, according to the plans. It will stay under 80 feet high and will also have around 14,500 square feet of common space and retail.

Farther inland from both a $55 million, six-story retirement community by GenCare Lifestyle will be built. The GenCare building could open by fall 2018.

No word on when Point Ruston will break ground on the two residential buildings.

Point Ruston is the setting for a massive Superfund site cleanup. The development recently signed an updated agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency for the 97-acre property’s cleanup.

Kate Martin: 253-597-8542, @KateReports