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Tag: growth management


Tacoma’s “master mobility plan” wins award

This just in from the city’s publicity staff:

Tacoma Wins VISION 2040 Award for Mobility Master Plan

The City of Tacoma won a 2011 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Mobility Master Plan. The award recognizes innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

“We were impressed with how Tacoma is using the Mobility Master Plan to achieve three citywide goals: transportation improvements, increased sustainability, and encouragement of active living,” said Mukilteo Councilmember Jennifer Gregerson, Chair of the VISION 2040 Awards Selection Committee. “More importantly, Tacoma is making sure

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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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