Walk the Wedge: LPC will tour proposed historic district March 4

Are you interested in learning more about a proposed historic district planned for Tacoma’s Wedge neighborhood?

If so, you will want to clear your calendar Weds., March 4 at 5:00 p.m. to join the City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on a walking tour of the neighborhood. The city’s historic preservation office announced today the commission will hold a meeting of its Architecture Review Committee, and members of the commission will meet in front of 502 S. Sheridan Ave. The meeting and tour are open to the public.

During the LPC’s meeting Feb. 25, several commissioners requested a tour of the area to get a better sense of its historic buildings and proposed boundaries.

The “Wedge” neighborhood and the proposed historic district boundaries currently stretch from Sixth Avenue to Division Avenue, and L Street to Sprague Avenue. The neighborhood is within walking distance to Wright Park, the North Slope Historic District, and many of the city’s oldest churches. It also sits in the shadow of MultiCare Health System’s expansive campus.

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For additional Index coverage of the Wedge historic district proposal, click on the following links:

1. Will Tacoma’s Wedge neighborhood go historic? (09/05/08) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1318920&more=0

2. A Slice of History: Two meetings will explore Wedge historic district nomination (09/23/08) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1355266&more=0

3. MultiCare, Wedge residents discuss hospital expansion, historic district effort (10/02/08) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1385425&more=0

4. MultiCare weighs in on Wedge historic district nomination (02/09/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1485714&more=0

5. Big decision ahead for proposed Wedge historic district (02/11/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1487900&more=0

6. New timeline for Wedge historic district review (02/18/09) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1491340&more=0

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