Tacoma

Tacoma Says ‘Yes’ to Cottages in its Backyard

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Residents of Tacoma largely support a change to the municipal code that would make it easier for home owners to add a secondary living...

Wonkabout Washington: Tacoma Adopts Affordable Housing Action Strategy

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Tacoma has adopted a new affordable housing action strategy that aims to reach 10,500 households over 10 years–-a plan that will mean a $70...

Of Libraries, Parks, Book Stores, and Cinemas: Tacoma’s Social Infrastructre

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In a previous installment, I wrote about the strain put on sidewalks when cities privatize, sell off, fail to maintain, or don’t care to...

2018 Endorsement Questionnaire: Melanie Morgan

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As part of our endorsement process at The Urbanist, we ask candidates to complete a standard questionnaire to better understand and evaluate their positions...

Tacoma on the Move: Pierce Transit’s Vision for a Growing City

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Tacoma is growing. City, county, and regional leaders and planners are working to meet this growth with transportation options aligned with state mandates and...

Tacoma: Public Space and Public Life

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In my last installment, I pointed out the importance of sidewalks—that they exist and that they are continuous—both because they provide an opportunity for...

Tacoma: Getting To Know My New City Through Walking

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I moved to Tacoma the last weekend of July. Even as I got keys to my apartment the day after I arrived, my stuff...

BRT Chosen For Tacoma-Spanaway Bus Corridor By Pierce Transit

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Last week, the Pierce Transit Board of Directors formally took the step to decide the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for an upgraded transit corridor...