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Tacoma

Transit Trouble is Brewing in Tacoma

Planned transit bypasses downtown and threatens investments across the city. It is not too late for a reset. By virtually all metrics, a 15-minute...

Tacoma Criminalizes Encampments Near Homeless Shelters and Waterways

In mid-September Urbanist reporter Kevin Le wrote about the Tacoma City Council's plan to create 10-block buffer zones around the city's nine emergency homeless...

Could Tacoma’s Housing Solution Be Hiding in Plain Sight?

According to the City of Tacoma, “the City must plan for 127,000 additional residents and 97,000 jobs by 2040.” Development of new housing in...

Puget Sound Energy Rate Increase Would Fund Harmful Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Residential Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers could see electric bills surge by more than 20% and gas bills by almost 17%. Later this month,...

Tacoma Council Proposes Buffer Zones Around Homeless Shelters, Additional Sweeps

Back in May 2017, the City Council of Tacoma declared a public health emergency related to homeless encampments. The following month, the Council passed...

Tacoma’s Zoning Changes Mapped: Battlegrounds and Obstacle Courses

Tacomans contend with their streets and roads This is the last of three vignettes depicting possible conversations between imaginary people in Tacoma as the city...

Tacoma’s Zoning Changes Mapped: Food Divide

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

Pierce County Nearing Final Allocation of 20-Year Growth Targets With Tacoma As Breadwinner

Pierce County is close to allocating its growth targets to local municipalities and unincorporated areas. In total, the county is supposed to accommodate 264,785...