19 new flags planned for UW Tacoma campus

The City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected to hear a presentation Jan. 14 to place 19 flags bearing the University of Washington Tacoma logo on 14 historic buildings that comprise the downtown campus.

“These flags will help identify the campus in the region and help instill pride in the campus community,” says UW Tacoma Director of Facilities and Campus Services Milt Tremblay in a design review application submitted to the city’s historic preservation office.

According to the application, flags will measure approximately three-and-a-half feet wide and 11 feet high, and will be placed on the Tioga, Science, Dougan, Joy, Cherry Parkes, McDonald & Smith, Pinkerton, Walsh Gardner, and Mattress Factory Buildings, the Longshoremen’s Hall, and the main academic building. The project will cost $10,000.

The application was submitted to the landmarks commission because the campus, which stretches between South 17th Street and South 21st Street, is sited within the Union Station Warehouse Historic District.

The landmarks commission is scheduled to discuss the application during its meeting Jan. 14 at 5:00 p.m. at the Tacoma Municipal Building North, 728 St. Helens, Room 16.

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