Futurewise is Supporting the Tacoma Mall Plan

The Mall Subarea Plan has the potential for transforming a critical Tacoma neighborhood into a model of positive urban growth, as well as implementing ground-breaking policies that could influence planning in other areas of the city.  Futurewise supports the policies and goals as outlined in the city’s plan materials: investment in job growth; increases in transportation access; implementation of affordable housing incentives, and promotion of resident and environment health by encouraging a variety of green infrastructure.  Click here for a link to the city’s plan.

Our specific comments focus on several elements of the plan that we feel are critically important for success in the long-term – and which we will be focused on supporting as the plan moves forward towards implementation.  See a link to our comments here.

Futurewise is Supporting the Tacoma Mall Plan

The Mall Subarea Plan has the potential for transforming a critical Tacoma neighborhood into a model of positive urban growth, as well as implementing ground-breaking policies that could influence planning in other areas of the city.  Futurewise supports the policies and goals as outlined in the city’s plan materials: investment in job growth; increases in transportation access; implementation of affordable housing incentives, and promotion of resident and environment health by encouraging a variety of green infrastructure.  Click here for a link to the city’s plan.

Our specific comments focus on several elements of the plan that we feel are critically important for success in the long-term – and which we will be focused on supporting as the plan moves forward towards implementation.  See a link to our comments here.

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