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Proctor Neighborhood Plan

ProctorThe City’s pilot Neighborhood Planning Program (NPP) provides enhanced planning and development support to help communities create strong, vibrant, and diverse neighborhoods.  

City Council identified the Proctor Neighborhood as a priority for the pilot year of the Neighborhood Planning Program. The Proctor NPP will focus on: 

  • Building neighborhood community 

  • Supporting a vibrant business district 

  • Preserving neighborhood livability

  • Promoting equitable development 

  • Celebrating place identity and history

  • Enhancing neighborhood sustainability

  • Community engagement for the future of the Cushman Adams Substation

Share your feedback on our online engagement platform and interactive map! 



For the purpose this

 plan, we are defining “neighborhood” as the Mixed-Use Center and the surrounding residential neighborhood. These boundaries may be adjusted during the planning process, but it is important to include public amenities (such as parks and schools) that service the core neighborhood. 


The Call: Get Involved, Stay Engaged! 

Neighborhood stakeholders, led by a stakeholder committee working closely with a consultant team, will determine the goals of the plan and assist with creating a roadmap for implementation. Please contact

 neighborhoodplanning@cityoftacoma.org if you’re interested in participating, fill out our form to share your interest in joining the Steering Group, or fill out our volunteer interest form. The only requirement is that you live, work, or spend substantial time in Proctor. 


Ways to get involved include: 

  • Share your feedback on our online engagement platform and interactive map 

  • Share your interest in joining the Steering Group – fill out this form to let us know

  • Participate in events to learn more and share your feedback (see upcoming events below)

  • Volunteering to assist with surveys, leading outreach, hosting an event, or helping build connections with community members who prefer Spanish, Russian, Khmer, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, ASL or other languages.  

Tell us more about how you'd like to be involved - Fill out the volunteer interest form or express interest in joining the Steering Group!


Join An Upcoming Event

Public events are a great way to share your feedback on different aspects of the plan. Check back for more detail on upcoming events.




Proctor Neighborhood Plan-A-Thon
Date & Time: September 29, 2022 at 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)


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Neighborhood Walking Tour

October 8, 2022, 10 AM

Meet at the Wheelock Library, 3722 N 26th St.

Please join us on an exciting walking tour of the Proctor Neighborhood as we explore the history of this incredible area and help to uncover the parts of this neighborhood that have contributed to its identity. We will meet in front of the Allen C. Mason statue outside of the Tacoma Public Library Wheelock Branch (3722 N 26th St) and then walk through the Proctor Neighborhood at a leisurely pace. A local guide from Pretty Gritty Tours will take the group to key areas and explain the rich history of this area. By the end we will be back to the Proctor Farmers' Market and you can explore the neighborhood with a fresh sense of knowledge and pride.


Meeting Materials 

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Estimated Timeline

We will kick off the program in fall 2022 and anticipate completing the plan and starting the early implementation process within 12 to 18 months. 


Fall 2022: Neighborhood profile and outreach 

Winter: Evaluate existing conditions and propose recommendations 

Spring: Plan implementation and identify resources 

Summer 2023: Finalize plan and roadmap for implementation   


Project Funding 

The NPP will provide funding for technical support by a consultant team and some prioritized implementationMajor projects will be accomplished through partnerships between the City and its partners. 



Email your Neighborhood Planner

Lauren Hoogkamer, MSUP/MSHP 
Principal Planner
(253) 591-5254 


Anneka Olson, MA

Senior Planner


(253) 331-3742


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