The Puget Sound Regional Council has honored Pierce County and its agriculture program – which aims to strengthen support for farming and farmers to ensure agriculture remains a healthy component of the Pierce County community – with a 2014 VISION 2040 Award.
Other projects and programs earning awards this year include Seattle’s 12th Avenue Arts; Bremerton’s Fourth Street Improvements; Mountlake Terrace’s Arbor Village; Redmond’s Central Connector; and Everett’s Residential Infill Measures Report.
Other Tacoma and Pierce County projects awarded VISION 2040 honors include:
- McCarver Special Housing Program (2013)
- Pierce Transit Tomorrow (2012)
- Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy (2011)
- Orting Valley Farms (2010)
- City of Tacoma’s D Street Overpass (2008)
- Pierce County’s Housing Affordability Task Force – Final Report & Recommendations (2008)
- Pierce County Agriculture Strategic Plan (2007)
- Salishan HOPE VI Redevelopment Project (2006)
- Thea Foss Waterway Revitalization Project (2006)
- Port of Tacoma Road Grade Separation (2002)
- Upper Tacoma Design Guidelines (2002)
- Destination Downtown Tacoma (2001)
- Bridgeport Way Improvement Project (2000)
- Union Station Renovation (2000)
- Foothills Trail (1998)
- Tacoma Dome Area Plan (1997)
- Pierce South Community & 72nd St. Transit Center – honorable mention (1996)
VISION 2040 is the region’s growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the five-million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region-promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.
The Puget Sound Regional Council develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, economic development and transportation planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal, and state agencies serving the region. It coordinates the distribution of at least $180 million in Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds each year.
More information is available online at psrc.org.
To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of Pierce County’s agriculture program, click on the following links:
- Grant, partnership preserve 154-acre Pierce County farm (Tacoma Daily Index, April 30, 2014)
- Google grant will support Pierce County farmland preservation (Tacoma Daily Index, November 27, 2012)
- Partnership preserves 120-acre Puyallup River Valley farm (Tacoma Daily Index, October 22, 2012)
- Partnership preserves historic Pierce County farm (Tacoma Daily Index, October 16, 2012)
- Partners conserve 82-acre Jacobs Point on Anderson Island (Tacoma Daily Index, January 3, 2012)
- Partnership saves 100-acre Pierce County farm (Tacoma Daily Index, May 24, 2010)