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Governor honors Tacoma with “Smart Communities” award for its mixed-use centers

Tacoma’s planning to create high density mixed-use centers across the city — areas targeted to become neighborhood hubs for transit, housing and business — has earned it a “Smart Communities Award” from Gov. Chris Gregoire.

The annual awards, which honor innovative growth management strategies, were given to 11 communities this year.

Here’s the full press release issued from Gregoire’s office:
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City Council postpones decision on Foss Waterway hotel project

Saying they need more time to contemplate it, Tacoma City Council members last night indefinitely postponed a decision on an environmental agreement needed to allow a hotel project to proceed on the Foss Waterway.

The council needs  “a better understanding on the impact of this agreement … and the impact of this development on the Foss,” Councilwoman Connie Ladenburg said Tuesday.

The decision raised concerns for developer Mark Hollander, who told council members further delays  “dramatically increase risks” that could kill the project.

“A whole bunch of delays presents too much risk… (that) put this in jeopardy,” Hollander said.


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