This is a chance for the public including the trail’s neighbors to see what Portland-based Place has come up with for the city’s sections of the historic Prairie Line trail.
The open house will be held at the Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Avenue, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The museum is directly across Hood Street from the most-significant and perhaps controversial segment. That is the 80-foot right of way between Pacific Avenue and S. 15th Street and between Hood Street and the United Way (Sprague) Building.
The Tacoma city council last week accepted a deal with BNSF that will lead to the railroad’s transfer of 20-feet of the 80-foot section both between S. 15th and Pacific and south of the University of Washington Tacoma campus between S. 21st Street and S. 25th Street.
UWT is in the midst of the development of the trail within the campus. The university purchased the entire 80-feet for a trail and linear park, also designed by Place.