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Dec. 27, 2007 at 1:26pm

Looking Forward: New Goodwill in 2008/09

Investment in my beloved SoDo or neighboring southerly part of Hilltop is always welcome. One project I look forward to welcoming to the neighborhood starting next year is the upcoming Goodwill Work Opportunity Center at the corner of S. 27th and Tacoma. The Governor unveiled the plans late last month for the $20 million facility that will replace the current auto detail and a storage building. The space will be 63K sq. ft. and will help Goodwill of Pierce County server three times more people in the years to come. It smartly includes common modern design elements (multi-faceted building front, industrial looking awnings and shades, cool Northwest colors) and thankfully  a significant portion appears to be brick.

It's impressive when an organization is willing to invest in what some could say is a tight urban location (and, yes, they are safely avoiding an old, never finished train tunnel). With BCRA and Rushforth Taylor Construction at the helm I'm sure the new design and construction will be in worthy hands.

What local project are you looking forward to in 2008?

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by izenmania on 12/27/2007 @ 1:47pm
I am looking forward to the completion of work on Wright Park. They've started to finish certain pieces and it looks really nice thus far... I'm sure it will all look even better under some decent spring/summer sunlight.

Not so much looking forward to the MultiCare generator plant, but as I've said elsewhere, I don't think it will be sufficiently awful to drive people away.

by KevinFreitas on 12/28/2007 @ 8:25am
I'm actually also looking forward to seeing the Chinese Reconciliation Park done near Old Town on the water. I've watched it come together driving to and from work every morning and it looks like it'll be a stunning urban oasis.

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