The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 This Week's Paper
City partners with UW Tacoma to address future south downtown development

In partnership with the University of Washington Tacoma, the City of Tacoma is developing a long-range, subarea plan and area-wide State Environmental Policy Act environmental impact statement addressing future south downtown development in Tacoma. Covering a geographic area of approximately 600 acres, the South Downtown Subarea includes the University of Washington Tacoma campus, Museum District, Foss Waterway, Brewery District, Hillside District and Dome District.

“As the second largest city in Puget Sound, Tacoma is the most important business center in the South Sound region, and… Read More

Mitchell named new Pierce Transit spokeswoman

Pierce Transit has announced the selection of Carol C. Mitchell as its Public Relations Officer.

Mitchell replaces Lars Erickson, who recently assumed a position at the State Department of Transportation. She brings a diverse background in media, communications, law and human resources management to the role. Her early career includes positions at KING-TV and The News Tribune. She was also the Chief HR Officer for the Port of Tacoma prior to joining Pierce Transit in 2011 as a contract employee.

She holds a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law, a Bachelor’s Degree… Read More

Tacoma Link to run on extended hours Friday

Sound Transit will operate extended hours for Tacoma Link on Friday, Mar. 29, to accommodate crowds leaving the Bob Seger concert at the Tacoma Dome.

The last northbound train will depart the Tacoma Dome Station at midnight.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Sound Transit buses and Link light rail trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Complete train and bus schedules are available at http://www.soundtransit.org/Schedules.

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Port CEO to speak at Propeller Club meeting tonight

Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe will give an update on the port Tuesday at the Tacoma Propeller Club’s dinner meeting. Wolfe’s presentation will include an update on the Port’s 10-year strategic plan launched last April and details on the Port’s new bulk business opportunity.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. at La Quinta Inn, 1425 E. 27th St. in Tacoma. Cost is $25. Reserve your seat by calling 253-627-0671.

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A collective of arts and urban living groups are working on making Tacoma more beautiful one stitch at a time.

Tacoma Urban Landscaping, Downtown On the Go, Coalition for Active Transportation, 35 Ways to safer streets, Grand Cinema, and the New Tacoma Neighborhood Council have created a walk survey and urban art installation to increase awareness and walkability potentials of the five blocks around 6th Ave. and St. Helens, which is the focal port with an art installation.

This 108-foot-long chain-link fence turned art location now displays the second installation of Tacoma Urban… Read More

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