Open House Thursday for MLK neighborhood development

The City of Tacoma will host a community open house on Thurs., Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. to discuss the Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Neighborhood Subarea Plan.

The city is currently working with residents, businesses and property owners to prepare a Subarea Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the neighborhood. The completed plan and EIS are intended to encourage development and economic revitalization in the MLK District, located in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. This project will establish a vision for future public and private investments in the MLK District and will integrate these investments with the needs of current residents, businesses and property owners. The project is funded in part by a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Individuals who attend the community meeting this week will have the opportunity to learn more about status of the plan, the environmental factors and key priorities identified by the community for this area and the strategies being considered to address them.

The event will be held at McCarver Elementary School Library, 2111 South J Street, in Tacoma. More information is online here.