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Tacoma Mall Neighborhood Possible Rename

City Explores Possible Rename of Tacoma Mall Neighborhood


July 5, 2016



Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


City Explores Possible Rename of Tacoma Mall Neighborhood

-- Community Members Invited to Provide Input Through an Online Survey by Wednesday, July 20--


The City of Tacoma is currently working to develop a Subarea Plan for the Tacoma Mall Neighborhood that focuses on the vision, goals and strategies for the area. During outreach for this effort, there has been community interest in whether the current name is the best representation of the neighborhood.  The City is asking for feedback from members of the community about a possible rename of the neighborhood by filling out a short survey at tacomamallneighborhood.com.


Over the past year, residents have expressed support for changing the name as a way to capture a vision of positive change, to rebrand the neighborhood, and to more fully represent the larger geography. The outreach process has brought suggestions for a name change as well as support for keeping the Tacoma Mall Neighborhood as the accepted, long-standing name of the area.


The survey will help to gauge community response and interest to a possible name change as well as give a list of prospective names for the area. If a name change is chosen it would appear in official City discussions and documents.


Visit tacomamallneighborhood.com and complete the survey by Wednesday, July 20. For more information, contact Associate Planner Elliott Barnett at elliott.barnett@cityoftacoma.org  or call (253) 591-5389.