Monday, March 30, 2015

Nomination to Name George H. Wayerhaeuser, Jr. Park

The City of Tacoma's Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a nomination on Wednesday, March 11 to name the currently unnamed waterfront park along Thea Foss Waterway after George H. Weyerhaeuser, Jr.

Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee will further discuss the nomination during a public meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Mon., April 6, at Tacoma City Hall. A final decision to officially name the unnamed park is expected to be made by council later this year.

Between September 2014 and February 2015, the FWDA and Tacoma's Landmarks Preservation Commission received more than a dozen letters supporting the nomination from individuals and organizations such as the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Foss Waterway Seaport, Port of Tacoma, Dome District Development Group, and the Tacoma Waterfront Association. In the letters of support George H. Weyerhaeuser, Jr. is fondly remembered as a Tacoma civic booster and prominent member of the Weyerhaeuser family.

Three unnamed parcels on either side of the State Route 509 bridge — 1955 Dock St., 2101 Dock St., and 2119 Dock St.. Two parcels — 2101 Dock St. and 2119 Dock St. — are owned by FWDA, and one parcel — 1955 Dock St. — is owned by the City of Tacoma

Monday, March 23, 2015

BIA Before City Council

Every year the Downtown Tacoma Business Improvement Area goes before City Council to share its plans for the next year.  This year, the BIA heads to Council tomorrow, March 24th.

Over the last year the BIA has continued to work on reducing the impact of graffiti, keeping the streets clean, partnering with organizations for beautification, and responding to calls for assistance with public security.  Last year, we also began making payments to Sound Transit to keep the Link free for all riders.

As we begin our 28th year in operation, the BIA wants to thank the community for your ongoing support.  Of course if there's anything we can do to serve you better, please don't hesitate to let us know.