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2023 Proctor Depave

Depave with us!


Proctor Business District Depave and Tree Planting: Phase 1

The Proctor Business District Depave and Tree Replacement and Planting Project - Phase 1, as part of the Proctor Neighborhood Planning Project, is getting underway in 2023, and we need you in on the planning! The project is a partnership with the community, Proctor Business District property owners, Neighborhood Planning Program, and the North End Neighborhood Council. It is receiving partial funding and coordination from the Pierce Conservation District and the City of Tacoma.


Why Depave?
Healthier trees and less paved landscaping strips help control stormwater runoff, prevent flooding, and reduce urban heat island impacts, creating a more climate resilient community. It also helps refresh the business district look and feel for neighbors and customers. 


Where are we working?

Phase 1 of this project is focused on the core Proctor area (see map). If you are outside this area, we are still interested in partnering with you on a future phase of the project - please contact us. 

 Map of N Proctor and N Adams at N 26th and N 27th


Proposed Timeline (Tentative)

November 2022: Reach out to Business District

January-June 2023: Identify sites, planting design, and tree selection

March 2023 (TBD): Community Depave Day

September-October 2023: Community Tree Planting

Fall 2023 onward: Ongoing Maintenance 


How to Get Involved?

The Depave Project is looking for property owners interested in opting in to partner with us on tree-planting and depaving in front of their property, with a special focus on the core Proctor area shown in the map above. This is an opt-in program for those businesses and property owners who wish to participate.


To Opt-In, Please Fill Out This Form


No tree removal or new trees will be planted without the written consent of the adjacent property owner.


Previous Meetings

Date Agenda Recording
February 6, 2023  Agenda Recording


Contact Information
We look forward to connecting with business and property owners in Proctor. If you are interested in learning more, depaving, or planting new street trees adjacent to your property within the Proctor Business District, contact:

Shauna Hansen
Tacoma Environmental Services Depave Coordinator

(253) 281-5206


Proctor Residents

If you are a resident or property owner outside of the business district and/or not included in Phase 1, you can still contact Grit City Trees for information on residential tree planting resources.