Tacoma ‘Monday Mixer’ focuses on adaptive reuse, creative spaces

The City of Tacoma’s next Monday Mixer networking event will unveil a new ordinance supporting work/live development, and highlight current projects being built.

“Tacoma is a creative community,” said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “I look forward to welcoming the next wave of adaptive reuse projects that encourage artists and other creatives, as well as entrepreneurs, to live, work, play, and develop in Tacoma. Our vacant and underutilized historic buildings are the perfect fit for this type of development.”

The Monday Mixer will be held on Mon., Feb. 1, at 1120 Creative House, located at 1120 Pacific Ave., 2nd Floor, between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The event will include developers and artists discussing how work/live developments supports a growing creative sector while providing ground floor vitality in Tacoma’s business areas. Representatives will be on-hand from the Station Artists’ Lofts, Valhalla Hall, the Kellogg-Sicker and Pochert buildings, and several other affordable and mixed-use projects that will be ready for leasing soon. There will also be representatives from new artists’ community spaces and incubators like the Carpenters Building, FEAST Arts Center, and Spaceworks Tacoma.

Monday Mixers are free to attend and open to all. Key staff from the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department be at the event, along with various community leaders. More information is available online at tacomameansbusiness.com.

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