Sep. 30, 2009 at 12:26pm
Jen Graves about T-Town
Jen Graves chimes in on how Tacoma managed to finish off what Paul Schell had left standing.
read here: Continuation of an Era
comments  | posted under Eric Anderson, Luzon, Tacoma, The StrangerComments
by Erik on 9/30/2009 @ 1:02pm
|Great article. Thanks for posting the link.|
In the 1980s, Paul Schell, before he was mayor of Seattle, ran a development company that tore down the eye teeth of downtown Tacoma—a row of 19th-century brick buildings along Pacific Avenue. The buildings were protected as a landmark, and the landmarks commission refused to give permission for the demolition, but it didn't matter. With the backing of the mayor, who had future-stars in his eyes, Schell got his way and razed the past.
Then, he built nothing.
The development fell apart. And central downtown Tacoma fell into even uglier disrepair than it had already been in. The space was, and is, a parking lot. (And this is reason #5,899 why Tacomans hate Seattle.)
Harsh but fair.
by thriceallamerican on 9/30/2009 @ 1:14pm
|Finally, Luzon coverage in a periodical that's allowed to print the words "fuck you, Tacoma city government". It had to be said somewhere.|
by NineInchNachos on 9/30/2009 @ 1:19pm
|I love the stranger.|
by NineInchNachos on 9/30/2009 @ 9:38pm
tnt chimes in on stranger chiming in on Luzon
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/30/2009 @ 9:45pm
|heh heh heh...|
by Dave_L on 9/30/2009 @ 10:45pm
|She said it well. |
Jen for City Manager. Or Callaghan. Or both.
Still numb from Saturday.