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Wednesday, December 02, 2015 This Week's Paper
City Enters Into Negotiations With McMenamins to Develop Old City Hall

Over the next several weeks, the City of Tacoma expects to negotiate development and lease/purchase agreements with McMenamins of Portland, Ore. to develop a 60-room boutique hotel; four small, signature bars showcasing the jailhouse, clock tower and rooftop greenhouse; a rooftop restaurant; soaking pools; community/private meeting and event spaces; and a gift shop at Old City Hall in downtown Tacoma.

"We look forward to breathing new life into our iconic Old City Hall," said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. "McMenamins' proposed development is compelling for several reasons.…

Sound Transit to hold public meeting on Tacoma Link Expansion

Sound Transit will hold an open house on preliminary design plans for the expansion of Tacoma Link on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 4:30- 7:30 p.m. at The Evergreen State College – Tacoma campus, 1210 6th Ave.

An online open house at is also available Dec.1-20 for people who cannot attend the meeting.

Members of the public are invited to review and comment on 30 percent design plans for the 2.4-mile expansion, which includes one relocated and six new stations from the Theater District through the Stadium Way and Hilltop…

Tacoma Voters Pass Proposition 3 and Proposition A for Street Repair and Improvements

Today, certified results show that Tacoma voters said yes to repairing Tacoma’s streets and passed Proposition 3 and Proposition A.

These propositions will work together to repair and improve city streets through a number of methods including pothole repair, street resurfacing and building missing sidewalks. In addition, Proposition A provides additional funding for transportation projects outlined in the Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Plan. “Tacoma voters have demonstrated that they want to be part of the solution.

By approving Props 3 and A, they're saying yes to safe…

Tacoma May Consider Disposable Bag Restrictions

In an effort to further the sustainability vision of the community, Tacoma City Council may consider placing restrictions on disposable shopping bag use in 2016. The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is seeking feedback on behalf of the City Council’s Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee to inform what action, if any, City Council will take on this issue.

To address the estimated two billion disposable plastic shopping bags used in Washington State each year, thirteen other communities within the state have implemented disposable bag…

Sound Transit Board selects alignment, stations for Tacoma Link Expansion

The Sound Transit Board of Directors today selected the route, stations, and expanded operation and maintenance facility for the Tacoma Link Expansion. When built, the 2.4-mile extension will serve riders traveling from the Theater District to the Stadium and Hilltop neighborhoods.

“By extending light rail to the Stadium Way and Hilltop districts, more people will have better access to jobs, schools, and everyday needs,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We’ll also work with residents to make sure that transit supports and enhances the…

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