Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Love Tacoma at Upper Crust

Are you a Tacoma Lover?

If so, you're invited to join other Tacoma Lovers at Upper Crust Bistro & Bakery tomorrow, Wednesday, December 3rd at 5:30 PM.

Help us celebrate this Tacoma hotspot with some old friends and make plenty of new ones. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the intimate setting, fabulous food and great selection of wine and beer at this northend eatery. So come hungry and be prepared to sample some of the many treats from the menu, as well as learn about all the fun things Love Tacoma has planned for 2009.

While you're not required to RSVP, it would be nice to know how many people to expect. So, if you've recieved the evite please accept. If you're not on the evite list please let us know in the comments if you plan to attend.

Come ‘Love Tacoma’ at Upper Crust―we'll see you there!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Will Mixed Use Centers Get Complete Streets?

The term “complete streets” refers to streets and sidewalks that are designed, operated and maintained to enable safe and convenient access and travel for all users – pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and people of all ages and abilities, as well as freight and motor vehicle drivers. This blog reported on the City's initial proposal for complete streets back in October.

Since then City staff has analyzed the opportunities and challenges of “completing” streets within Tacoma’s Mixed-use Centers, and is developing recommended streetscape guidelines for the City Council’s consideration.

A final draft report summarizing the findings and recommendations for complete streets in Tacoma’s Mixed-use Centers, is now under review by the City’s work group. The report incorporates in depth analysis as well as extensive input from city staff, partner agencies, interested groups and citizens. The project team will present the report to the City Council Environment and Public Works Committee on December 10th at their 4:30 pm meeting.

For more information or to view the project presentations to date, you can visit www.cityoftacoma.org/planning, then select MUC Complete Streets Guidelines.