Tacoma Urbanist

Jan. 22, 2008 at 11:35am

Newsflash : City of Tacoma Sells Tacoma Airport

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.