Word on the Street

The latest news in and around Tacoma, Pierce County and South Puget Sound

NOTICE: Word on the Street has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Word on the Street.
Visit the new section.

Groundbreaking next week for first private project at UP Town Center

Post by Christian Hill / The News Tribune on June 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm with 2 Comments »
June 15, 2012 5:23 pm

The city of University Place will celebrate the groundbreaking of the first private development at its Town Center, Friday, June 22.

SEB Inc., the Tacoma-based developer and builder, has started construction on a five-story mixed-used building that will feature apartments and ground-level retail space. It will be be built atop the parking garage on the north side of the civic and library building. The sale closed last week.

The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. at the construction site, located at 3609 Market Place West.

The building represents the first private investment in Town Center after the city borrowed more than $40 million in an effort to build its tax base and provide its residents a walkable downtown.

In addition, Frog and Kiwi, a coffee shop that will feature an indoor children’s play structure, opened last week and is planning its own grand opening.

The University Place Pierce County Library opened on the site in February 2011.

Follow me on Twitter @TNTchill

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. blotzke123 says:

    They just want to put anything there. Well good luck.

  2. This is not something to celebrate.

We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0