August 20, 2019
A Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Advisory Group has been established in Tacoma to help the city plan new developments that facilitate long-term sustainable growth. It is the first such group formed in the state of Washington and was sponsored by Robert Thoms, Tacoma’s City Council Member representing Downtown.
The goal is to help inform the design and development of significant transit projects throughout the city – including the Dome District, one of the region’s most transit-rich areas. The TOD Advisory Group brings together residents, businesses, property owners, and the planning and economic development communities.
Thoms and State Transportation Committee Chairman and Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) are initially seeking to give Tacoma’s community members a greater voice in the transportation investment decisions being made. Tacoma’s transit infrastructure is set to undergo a period of dramatic transformation with Sound Transit’s Central Link Extension, Pierce Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit service, and the City’s planned Puyallup Avenue design project.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser