Scoping meeting for EIS on Salishan revitalization project

Citizens are invited to comment on the environmental impact of the $35 million Salishan Revitalization Plan.

In 2000, the Tacoma Housing Authority submitted a successful HOPE IV grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the redevelopment of Salishan.

Under the proposed plan, all units will be demolished and Salishan will be redeveloped into a community of approximately 1,200 units.

The project will require temporary and permanent relocation of existing residents.

The new unit mix will incorporate low-income, affordable, and market rate housing with single- and multiple family dwellings, and senior and special housing needs.

The redevelopment project will also include a mixture of commercial uses and improvements to community facilities such as expanding the existing health clinic, day care, family investment center and gymnasium.

In accordance with state and federal law, Tacoma is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the impact on the environment.

On Wednesday, March 19, a public meeting is being held to receive oral comments on the scope of the EIS.

The meeting will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Family Investment Center, 1724 E. 44th St., in Tacoma.

The comment period for receiving written comments on the scope of the EIS runs through April 1. Written comments should be sent by mail to:

Peter Katich, Land Use Administrator
City of Tacoma
747 Market St., Room 345
Tacoma, WA 98402