Public meeting to discuss North 21st Street changes set for Sept. 14

Tacoma Power and the City of Tacoma will host a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14 to present and discuss upcoming work on North 21st Street.

Tacoma Power is planning to replace the 20 aging lattice towers on North 21st Street and around Westgate Center with 12 sleek, steel poles. Construction is scheduled to start in April 2017. As part of the project, Cushman Substation will be disconnected from the electrical system, and equipment in its fenced yard will be removed. The building will remain untouched by the project. Decisions about the building’s future have not been made.

The City of Tacoma would like to update North 21st Street to current design standards that include sidewalks, turn lanes and bike lanes. The city is seeking input on the potential design although funding and a timeline have not been set.

The meeting is from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the University of Puget Sound, Wheelock Student Center-Rasmussen Rotunda (1500 N. Warner St.). On the web: www.MyTPU.org/21street

– Tacoma Power

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