Friday, January 02, 2009

REGISTER NOW for 2009’s First City Center Lunch

Friday, Jan. 16th, 11:30 (registration) 12:00-1:15 (program)
at Pacific Grill’s New Event Center, 1530 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

Don’t be left out in the cold…the Winter City Center Luncheon will keep you up-to-date on new developments and events downtown. This quarter’s luncheon will feature presentations on:

  • The University of Washington Tacoma’s Joy Building renovation
    The Joy Building is the last of the University of Washington Tacoma’s campus heritage buildings located along Pacific Avenue to be renovated. Upgrading the Joy Building is the next step in fulfilling UWT’s campus master plan. The renovation will provide additional classroom and faculty office space to support expanded and new degree programs and will serve to transition the campus toward the new 4-year curriculum.
  • Downtown Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Improvements
    Representatives from the Tacoma Police Department will discuss CPTED improvements proposed for Fireman’s Park, University of Washington Tacoma and the Tacoma Art Museum. The premise of CPTED is that the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the incidence and fear of crime, a reduction in calls for police service and to an increase in the quality of life for residents.
  • Sound Transit Sound Improvement Project in the Dome District
    A Sound Transit representative will describe the proposed Sounder D to M Street ignal and track improvements in the Dome District, which will extend Sounder commuter rail service to stations in South Tacoma and Lakewood. A citizens advisory committee is currently working with Sound Transit staff to approve right of way width and track height as the new rail line crosses through the Dome District.
  • Preview of Tollefson Plaza’s Lunar New Year Celebration
    Join the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to ring in the Lunar New Year and celebrate Tacoma’s Asian communities. The Lunar New Year, celebrated by communities across Asia is a time for renewal and a chance to welcome and celebrate the year to come. Tacoma’s Lunar New year celebration in Tollefson Plaza will kick off on January 30th at 5:00 p.m. with a traditional dragon dance and food from Asian cultures that celebrate this occasion.

Register on line at or contact Janice at the Chamber, 253.627.2175

Price: $20 Ambassadors prepaid
$25 Members prepaid
$30 Members at the door
$35 Non-members prepaid or at the door

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