La Har

Oct. 5, 2009 at 7:27am

Post and beam versus berm design forum

Local AIA and Dome District

The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Dome District are presenting computer generated graphics showing both design plans and how they will likely look.

October 5th, 5:00 p.m. at the Best Western Tacoma Dome Hotel.
2611 East E Street, Tacoma.

You will be able to ask questions and look at any spot along the train track alignment in both versions. This is an important show and tell, and a chance to encourage the city to listen to citizens and business owners.

Also:
Tuesday evening, October 6th,  important Tacoma City Council meeting. Final reading of Ordinance No. 27833. Authorizing the execution of a Right of Use Agreement with Sound Transit regarding the area located from East D Street to South M Street.
The meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. location is 747 Market Street.

Do It Right Tacoma

comments [12]  |  posted under AIA, Dome District, post and berm verus berm, Sound Transit, Tacoma

Comments

by tacoma1 on 10/5/2009 @ 8:31am
What is the chance of the "computer generated graphics" being posted in line. That would allow people that have jobs that don't let out at 4:30 to see them?

by Nick on 10/5/2009 @ 8:40am
Agreed, that would be fantastic! Anyone with access and permission to share the files give me a shout, I'd be glad to help get them online if I can.

by ixia on 10/5/2009 @ 11:39am
I believe they are 3D animations. I will let you know after the meeting tonight if a link can be posted. Great idea!

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/5/2009 @ 2:35pm
That would be DA BOMB!!!!

Especially since I'm working 6 pm to 6 am tonight...

by Nick on 10/5/2009 @ 2:45pm
Depending on the file format, there are a number of online viewers for autocad .dwg files and the like which should make it do-able (assuming they are in such a fairly standard format).

by NSHDscott on 10/6/2009 @ 11:54am
Any hope of images online?

by Erik on 10/6/2009 @ 12:06pm
Also: Tuesday evening, October 6th, important Tacoma City Council meeting.

Final reading of Ordinance No. 27833. Authorizing the execution of a Right of Use Agreement with Sound Transit regarding the area located from East D Street to South M Street.
The meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. location is 747 Market Street.


Thanks!

by ixia on 10/6/2009 @ 8:53pm
AIA created two versions in sketch-up, one with the berm and one with post and beam. I am waiting fro them to send me a postable version for you guys. Sorry for the delay.
The city council postponed voting on the ordinance until October 22nd. Still time for you to express your opinion to the council in writing

by fredo on 10/6/2009 @ 9:16pm
It was impossible to pay attention to tonight's council meeting because Julie Anderson was coughing into the microphone like every 5 seconds. Couldn't somebody give her a lozenge?

by Erik on 10/6/2009 @ 10:45pm
It looks like alot of folks came out and spoke against the destructive berm. Will it do any good?



comics.feedtacoma.com/ocryx/ocryx-berm-w...

Sometimes cartoons say it so well.

It sure would be nice if more people took a look at how detrimental berms are to former business districts.

The AIA has come though with an alternative plan, I wonder if anyone will listen. 83 percent of Tacomans voting online on the Tribune site support the post and beam plan over the dreaded berm design.

by ixia on 10/7/2009 @ 7:10am
I thought she was coughing to make a point to the anti-smoking-regulation guy.

by fredo on 10/7/2009 @ 7:32am
Ixiae, well she certainly made her point!

For those who couldn't tune in, here's an excerpt from last night's council meeting:

"Welcome (hack) to tonight's (hack) council meeting (hack hack hack). I'll (hack) be filling in for (hack) Mayor Baars (hack) ma who is (hack) taking tonight off because (hack) he has a bad (hack) cough. Could somebody (hack) increase the volume and (hack) sensitivity of my (hack) microphone?"- councilwoman Julie Anderson