Tacoma City Council to discuss south downtown development, historic preservation

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday at City Hall to receive an update on the status of the South Downtown Subarea Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). City of Tacoma Planning and Development Services Department staff will provide a summary of the comments received on the draft plan and EIS, implementation strategies and highlights, and an overview of the project’s schedule and next steps. The University of Washington Tacoma is working with the City of Tacoma as “co-lead” for the EIS. The South Downtown Subarea Plan aims to address future development of an area south of downtown Tacoma that covers approximately 600 acres and includes the University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) campus, Museum District, Foss Waterway, Brewery District, Hillside District, and Dome District.

Additionally, City of Tacoma Planning and Development Services Department staff will provide an overview of the city’s historic preservation program, including an overview of program activities, history, current initiatives, and future plans. This will include a description of key strategies for moving the program forward and raising the effectiveness and public profile of the program, as well as a general implementation schedule.

Councilmembers will not take public comment during the study session, which will be held on Tues., June 25 at 12 p.m. in Room 16 of Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St. Audio from the meeting 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.