Jan. 22, 2008 at 11:35am
The TNT is reporting:
Tacoma and Pierce County officials have reached an agreement on the sale of the Tacoma Narrows Airport.
Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg offered $5 million for the airport and “ancillary lands” to be paid over three years.
City Manager Eric Anderson accepted
Probably for the best. It was a money loser and a questionable benefit to the city. Plus, it will stay open. (Although since it will now be owned by Pierce County and city residents pay county taxes, perhaps it is a wash.)
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by KevinFreitas on 1/22/2008 @ 11:56am
|Seems like a wise transaction since it really is more of a County locale anyway. I'm sure it'll continue to get plenty of recreational and golf-related use. Thanks for the heads up Urbanist!|
by NineInchNachos on 1/22/2008 @ 12:10pm
|aviation has no future|
by Erik on 1/22/2008 @ 11:21pm
|Seems like a wise transaction since it really is more of a County locale anyway. I'm sure it'll continue to get plenty of recreational and golf-related use. Thanks for the heads up Urbanist!
Yes. Its a long wasy away. Plus, the Tac in Sea-Tac is supposed to represent Tacoma. We don't need a money losing one when it is not even by the City of Tacoma and we need to begin (or at least continue) to rebuild the city.
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