Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project
The Pacific Avenue Streetscape project included installation of right-of-way improvements in a ten block area on Pacific Avenue from South 7th to South 17th streets. Key components were innovative stormwater design and pedestrian, bicycle, public transit and vehicle complete streets concepts. Improvements included new and upgraded sidewalks, new curbs and curb ramps, landscaping, public art, street furnishings, historic streetlights and roadway repaving. A new Eurocobble intersection at South 8th Street and a crisscross overhead lighting system from South 7th to South 9th streets create a new event space. Lastly, fourteen rain gardens now treat stormwater prior to it entering the Thea Foss Waterway below downtown.
Pac Ave Passport
To encourage you to see the transformation and rediscover downtown's Pacific Avenue, the City, Business Improvement Area, and Downtown Merchant's Group are offering a Pac Ave Passport throughout the holiday season. Pick up your passport at any participating business. Then, visit one additional business to be qualified to enter a drawing to win one of five great prizes!
Drop off your Pac Ave Passport through December 31 at either Learning Sprout Toys or the Tacoma Art Museum's Franciscan Polar Plaza Skating Rink. No purchase is necessary.
One $20-value Pacific Avenue area business gift certificate will be awarded per week.
Two winners will be drawn on December 31, 2013 to win $50-value grand prizes.