Tacoma City Council to discuss Pierce Transit Prop. 1, MLK neighborhood development

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to be briefed Tuesday at City Hall on Proposition 1, a ballot proposal that would raise the sales tax to help pay for transit services in Pierce County. The transportation agency is hosting a series of open houses until Election Day to discuss the plan with voters.

Additionally, councilmembers will be updated on the progress of the Martin Luther King Jr. 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.

Councilmembers will not take public comment during the study session, which will be held on Tues., Sept. 25 at noon in Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 16. Audio from the session will be broadcast live on TV Tacoma and online at tvtacoma.com. On-demand audio archives are available on the Web within 24 hours of the meeting online at tvtacoma.com.