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Tacoma East 11th Street Bridge Closure

Tacoma East 11th Street Bridge Closure

The City of Tacoma is closing the East 11th Street Bridge spanning the Puyallup River and attached viaduct through the Port of Tacoma area, to all uses. The bridge, built in 1911, has been monitored, as are all bridges, since the City took possession from the State in 1995. Deterioration to joints, beams and trusses has progressed slowly but steadily and […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Second Episode of Urban Green Features Bicycles, Business and Local Food

  In TV Tacoma’s second edition of Urban Green, host Diane Wiatr interviews internationally known business sustainability expert L. Hunter Lovins. Lovins shares the benefits of sustainable business, steps to getting there and how customers can make a difference.Wiatr, from the City’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability, also interviews local small business owner Christie Qualey of Reciprocity Foods, who […]

by · June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
City Seeks Community’s Help in Shaping Vision for the Future

City Seeks Community’s Help in Shaping Vision for the Future

  Over the next five months, the City will embark on its “Tacoma 2025” strategic visioning process to help guide current and future development in Tacoma over the next decade. Public input will drive this process and play a vital role in helping to create a shared vision for Tacoma’s future. The City is providing the following opportunities for residents to […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Rededication of ‘Sun King’ Public Artwork on June 25

The public is invited to celebrate the reinstallation of “Sun King” by Thomas Morandi, one of Tacoma’s most prominent pieces of public art, on June 25, from noon – 1 p.m, at the park on the intersection of South 15th and Dock streets along the Thea Foss Waterway. Morandi will be present at this event, along with Council Member David […]

by · June 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Hilltop Diversitree Brings Ambiance and Environmental Enhancements

New blooming tree boulevards now greet visitors and residents to the Hilltop Business District. Yet, a part of the more than 240-tree Hilltop Diversitree project is another kind of beauty – the environmental benefits are lovely too. Trees reduce rain runoff and erosion by about 7 percent. Their leaves, branches and needles catch rain before it reaches the ground, allowing […]

by · May 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
City of Tacoma Observes Memorial Day on May 26

City of Tacoma Observes Memorial Day on May 26

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.The City’s landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility (3510 S. Mullen St.) will open as normally scheduled on Monday, May 26, from 8 a.m. – 6 […]

by · May 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Local

Saturday Market Street Closure for Municipal Building Work

On Saturday May 17, City of Tacoma contractors will close Market Street to through traffic from St. Helens Avenue to South 9th Street.  The all-day closure is required to perform work that will lead to energy savings in the City of Tacoma Municipal Building. Local access to parking and pedestrian areas in the closure area may be delayed, yet access […]

by · May 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Local

Tacoma’s 2014 Historic Preservation Outstanding Achievement Awards

Each year, the City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission recognizes outstanding achievement in Historic Preservation during the Preservation Month of May. This year’s recipients represent traditional preservation projects, community leadership, as well as broader efforts to revitalize Tacoma’s historic downtown through innovative programming.The Landmarks Preservation Commission and Historic Tacoma invite the community to join them at a public event on […]

by · May 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
2014 City of Destiny Award Winners Announced

2014 City of Destiny Award Winners Announced

2014 City of Destiny Award Winners Announced by City Events and Recognitions Committee Mayor Marilyn Strickland and the City Council will recognize Tacoma’s top volunteers this year during the 28th annual City of Destiny Awards on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s event is being hosted at Cheney Stadium (2502 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma) […]

by · April 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Local