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dateFri, May 30, 2008 at 4:25 AM
Subject Call to Arms - heights in Mixed Use Centers (MUC)
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Regardless of how you feel about this topic, and we have found that there are strong feelings all ways, it is important that the Planning Commission receive comments about a NEW proposal.
The original proposal, which has been seen in numerous community meetings is 45' in most MUC's with a possibility of a 20' add on for 'add-ons' that the developer would contribute (such as low income houses, visibility, public plazas, art, etc (for the full package visit the Planning Commission page on the City website: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=4614
then click on the various links)
PC MUC Review 03-12-08.pdf Mon Apr 7 14:37:08 PDT 2008 11024k
Apparently, there were a number of comments (during the comment period) about heights up to 85', so by law the Commission has to open up the comment period again about that.
It is vital that WE get our voices in this topic. Please, would each of you send an email to the City Contacts below expressing your desires.
If you have not yet sent a comment in, please do so now (or soon), especially about the possibility of 85'.
I am attaching three pics of the Proctor district images from the PDF listed above, one of the street and one of the alley (back 'neighborhood' view). Mind you, these show views with the set backs (where each additional floor is set back so you don't get a 'canyon' or 'wall' effect) included, so if you feel set backs should be required, please include that in your comments.
Gold color represents floors 1-3
Orange = 4th floor
Blue = 5th and 6th floors
Donna Stenger, email@example.com, (253) 591-5210
Brian Boudet, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 573-2389
Director of Community Initiatives
Hilltop Action Coalition
1224 S. I St.
Tacoma WA 98405
253-383-3056 ext 112