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South Tacoma Way Neighborhood

South Tacoma Way Neighborhood PlanSTW Mural

 

The City’s Neighborhood Planning Program (NPP) provides enhanced planning and development support to help communities create strong, vibrant, and diverse neighborhoods.  City Council identified the South Tacoma Way Neighborhood as the location of the third Neighborhood Plan, launching in 2024. Plan goals and actions will be identified by the community through the planning process.

 

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Art installations and murals
  • Cleanup efforts 
  • Community identity, placemaking, and history  
  • Recognition and/or protection of cultural/historic resources 
  • Sustainability and environmental health actions, such as tree plantings  
  • Some elements of streetscape and public amenities
  • Some elements of safety/traffic calming
  • Determining the use of specific sites or properties 

What's Happening Now?

 

Learn more about what's happening now at our online engagement platform!

 

April 2024

South Tacoma Way Neighborhood Plan Walking Tour

Learn more about the history of the South Tacoma Neighborhood with a free walking tour led by Pretty Gritty Tours! This event is part of the South Tacoma Way Neighborhood Plan. Come share your stories and learn more about the planning effort.

 

Date and time: April 13, 2024, 10:30 AM-12 PM 

 

Location: Meet in front of 5050 South Tacoma Way 

 

For more information or to sign up to stay involved visit https://engagepiercecounty.mysocialpinpoint.com/southtacomanp.

 

Learn more about other South Tacoma projects at https://cityoftacoma.org/spotlightsouthtacoma.

 

South Tacoma Way Neighborhood
For the purpose this plan, we are defining the “neighborhood” as the Mixed-UseSouth Tacoma Way Neighborhood Center/Business District—roughly S Tacoma Way, S Washington St, and S Puget Sound Ave between S 47th St and S 58th St—and the surrounding 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. Click here for map PDF.
 
The Call: Get Involved, Stay Engaged!
Neighborhood stakeholders, led by a Steering Group working closely with City staff and a consultant team, will determine the goals of the plan and assist with creating a roadmap for implementation. Ways to get involved include:

  • Share your feedback on our online engagement platform
  • Join the Steering Group to help guide the Plan (deadline was March 11)
  • Participate in events and take surveys to share your feedback
  • Volunteer 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. 

Stipends may be provided for specific contributions.

 

Estimated Timeline
We launched the program in January 2024 and anticipate completing the Plan and starting the early implementation process within 12 to 18 months.
 
Winter 2024: Neighborhood profile, existing conditions, and outreach 
Spring 2024:  Collect project ideas and hear priorities from the community
Summer – Fall 2024: Develop draft plan and collect community feedback  
Winter 2025: Council adoption; begin implementation 
 
Project Funding
The Neighborhood Planning Program will provide funding for technical support by a consultant team and $50,000 for initial implementation, as determined by the community. Major projects will be accomplished through partnerships between the City and our partners.

 

Past Community Events

Date
Topic Materials
January 25, 2024 Spotlight on South Tacoma: Community Conversation Learn more at the project web page
February 29, 2024 Neighborhood Plan-A-Thon

Audio

Presentation

Event Summary

March 21, 2024 Spotlight on South Tacoma: Open House  Event Summary

Steering Group Meetings

Date Topic Materials
March 28, 2024 Steering Group Meeting #1

Agenda

Presentation

Minutes

Audio


Neighborhood Planning Program

Questions?

Email your Neighborhood Planner

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

 

Anneka Olson, MA

Senior Planner

Email

(253) 331-3742

 

Learn More
Join our general distribution list

 

Join the South Tacoma Way NPP distribution list

 

Associated Processes

South Tacoma Historic Property Survey

 

South Tacoma Ground Water Protection District

 

Spotlight on South Tacoma

 

Sound Transit South Tacoma Station Access Improvements

 

Metro Parks Co-Create to Recreate

 

Documents 

Tacoma's Mixed-Use Centers 

 

 

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