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Dec. 2, 2008 at 12:42pm

Ruston Way Blight on the Mend

Your favorite Ruston Way burned out shack/eyesore and mine looks like it may soon be on the mend. Bulldozer style! Here's the public notice:

It would sure be nice to see more shops down there than office space considering how much pedestrian traffic the area already gets. I certainly welcome the progress in this spot and hope to see it get going soon.

comments [3]  |  posted under building, construction, development, progress, ruston way, tacoma, waterfront

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by Heather on 12/4/2008 @ 11:08am
Thanks for the close up of the public notice. I'm glad to see that they are going up 3 stories in at least part of the building.

by Jake on 12/4/2008 @ 1:28pm
I hope they plan out the drive-thru well. If not I can imagine backups along Ruston Way in the mornings.

It would also be nice to have sidewalks on that side of Ruston Way (unlike the last project the architect designed right down the street). I always hoped Ruston Way would be fully developed (parks, paths, commercial) on both sides.

by Jake on 12/4/2008 @ 1:46pm
The primary building will be 3-stories, with 2 levels of office use and a level of parking and will be approximately 12,250 square feet. The second building will be a 1,200 square foot, single story, coffee shop with a drive through. The development will include new crosswalks connecting the site to the Ruston Way waterfront and other public access features. The site will be developed with approximately 82 parking spaces to support the proposed uses and provide some of the required parking for existing uses along the waterfront. The applicant is also requesting a 6-foot perimeter landscape variance to allow the elimination of the required 6-foot parking lot perimeter landscape strip and a 4% parking lot landscape area variance to allow 11% of the parking lot area to be landscaped rather than the 15% required under TMC 13.10.175.

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