Tacoma

A Route 1 bus stops next to the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Tacoma’s Zoning Changes Mapped: Frequency Is Freedom

This is the first of three vignettes depicting possible conversations between imaginary people in Tacoma as the city grapples with growth, densification, and other...

Ways to Support and Engage with Black Urbanism in Seattle and Tacoma

The first Juneteenth may have been celebrated in 1866, but the holiday memorializing the liberation of America's last enslaved people after the end of...

Reopen Tacoma’s Broadway to People

Transforming Broadway into a plaza would create a world-class pedestrian space in the heart of Downtown Tacoma. Urban explorers, or really any attentive pedestrians,...

A User’s Guide to the Tacoma Line T Hilltop Extension

A lot of transit buzz in the Northwest recently has been about our regional light rail system, Line 1 and Line 2, being expanded...
A colorful image with buildings in front of a mountain with the words Home in Tacoma for All in bold font.

Home in Tacoma for All Coalition Seeks Greater Equity in Zoning Reforms

Home in Tacoma aims to overhaul Tacoma’s housing rules to allow greater flexibility in building practices. It will allow denser housing to be built...

Home in Tacoma Plan to Revamp Neighborhoods Moves into Implementation

With the official passage of Home in Tacoma in December 2021, the City of Tacoma is finally making moves towards Phase Two: implementation. This...

Tacoma Town Center to Revitalize Urban Core

Close your eyes for a moment and think of downtown Tacoma. What do you see? Where do you like to go? Chances are, most...
A photo of an crosswalk on a wide street with street signs and a bridge in the distance.

Tacoma Seeks Input for Vision Zero Safe Streets Action Plan

In 2020, the Tacoma City Council passed a resolution that committed the City to creating a Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic deaths and serious...