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Jul. 29, 2008 at 7:08am

South Tacoma Awning Lovin'

A commercial building at the corner of South Tacoma Way and 56th St. is getting a new awning. A new look over at Neighborhood Market on 6th Ave. certainly helped that corner clean up a bit so I hope the same is true for this small project there in South Tacoma. Just a block off this intersection are some really charming old buildings and a pretty walkable streetscape. It's a shame there isn't more residential nearby to urge more walk-in shops, restaurants, and groceries.

Will this stip remain a vehicle thoroughfare or will a 25 MPH speed limit and some facade changes bring people back?

comments [2]  |  posted under building, renovation, south tacoma way, tacoma

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by Erik on 7/29/2008 @ 10:41am
Will this stip remain a vehicle thoroughfare or will a 25 MPH speed limit and some facade changes bring people back?

The design of South Tacoma was to make an area to drive quickly through not to stop at. The area is salvageable, but it would take some work.

by fredo on 7/29/2008 @ 1:39pm
South Tacoma Way is going to be one difficult-to-redevelop strip. It's basically old Hiway 99 with miles and miles of basically squalid development. It doesn't look appreciably better than when I moved here 30 years ago. It certainly will take a visionary team with some cash. The basic problem from my view is that it's too car-centric and has way too much asphalt. More landscaping would be an improvement.

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