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Point Ruston Summer 2016 Update Video

The $1 billion Point Ruston waterfront development adjacent to Commencement Bay and Point Defiance Park, the second largest urban park in the country, continues to add housing and amenities. The City of Tacoma invested $31 million over 28 years to finance public infrastructure improvements to catalyze new private investment. These include water, sanitary and storm sewer mains, new roadway, street lighting, landscaping and a water walk. The video shows the apartments, condominiums, restaurants, shops, entertainment choices, outdoor recreation and public amenities that have been built and showcases the new retail and housing opportunities as well as the hotel that will be constructed soon.  (By accessing the link to the video, you are leaving the City’s website.)

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Notice of finding of no signficant impact and notice of intent to request release of funds: New Directions Crisis Residential Center


Notice:   Request for release of funds

On or about May 22, 2017 the City of Tacoma (the “City”) will submit a request to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Formula Grant from HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended.  The funds will be used in the development of New Directions Crisis Residential Center (CRC).  The new facility will be located in the Salishan neighborhood on Arlington Drive and operated by Community Youth Services. The Project will include a one story, 5,000 square foot Shelter/Youth Drop-In Center with will include 12 dorm style bedrooms, two common bathrooms, a staff office, kitchen and living room space, and on-site parking.  The 12 beds will be available to homeless youths between the ages of 12 and 17 and the unit will be reserved for households earning no more than 80% AMI.  An amount of up to $300,000 in CDBG funds is proposed to be allocated to the Project. 


Notice:  Finding of no significant impact

The City has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Assessment (EA) on file at the City of Tacoma Housing Division of the Community and Economic Development Department offices located at 747 Market Street, Room 808, Tacoma, WA 98402-3793 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 AM to 4 PM; except on holidays.  This Request for Release of Funds will be good for approximately five years from acceptance date, or June 21, 2017.


Public Comments

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the EA to the City of Tacoma, Attn:  Shannon Johnson, at the address above.  All comments received by May 19, 2017 will be considered by the TCRA prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.



Report of Tacoma's Industrial District
Auto Row in Tacoma - Report of June 25, 2013