Friday, October 22, 2010

Coming Soon…Infrastructure improvements downtown

Despite the down economy the City of Tacoma and private property owners are planning for exciting investments in buildings, streetscapes and services that will help pull downtown out of the recession. Register now for the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s quarterly City Center Luncheon on November 19th to learn about:

Pacific Ave. Streetscape improvements
With help from the Federal Government, the City of Tacoma is planning for a major reconstruction of Pacific Ave. between S. 7th and S. 17th in the core of downtown. Plans are still in development, but will likely include new sidewalks, street trees, storm water enhancements, street furniture, lighting and bike lanes. Learn more about the plans at the luncheon from City Manager Eric Anderson.

New Tacoma Link station
Tacoma Link was built with a gap in the system, a stop that serves the businesses in the downtown core. The new stop, to be constructed on Commerce St. between S. 11th and S. 12th Streets will drive traffic to near by offices and retailers. Join us to learn about what to expect from the construction and the new stop.

Plans for the Foremost Dairy
The Foremost Dairy building on the corner of S. 25th and Pacific was originally built in 1927 for Royal Ice Cream and Milk Company. After sitting vacant for years, the historic building was purchased in 2008 and is on track for redevelopment (some work has already begun). Come learn how this redevelopment is helping to spur growth in downtown.

It’s your Business Improvement Area
The Downtown Tacoma Business Improvement Area provides safe and clean services (and the hanging flower baskets in the summer) for 84-blocks of downtown. Join us to learn about how you and your business can take advantage of BIA services and meet your clean and safe crews.

The luncheon program is still being developed. Check back regularly for new information.

When: Friday, November 19th, 2010
Time: 11:30 (registration) 12:00-1:30 (program)
Location: Pacific Grill Event Center, 1530 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402.

Please consider walking, biking or carpooling to this event.
If you must drive, validated parking is available in the Convention Center.

To register for the luncheon visit the Chamber’s website, call or email Cathy Thompson (253) 627-2175,

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