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Brewery District Development Plan

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Overview of the Brewery District Development Plan

The City of Tacoma is currently conducting a study to help revitalization efforts in the area of Downtown Tacoma known as the Brewery district, in particular, on city-owned properties and historically significant buildings. 

The Downtown Element of the Comprehensive Plan (2008) includes proposals to preserve historic assets of downtown Tacoma as well as support the arts and creative industry. To support these initiatives, the Community and Economic Development Department of the City of Tacoma is conducting a feasibility study on the future vision and existing development opportunities in the Brewery District/Nob Hill/University areas.

The general boundaries for the study area are Tacoma Avenue to the West, South 17th to the North, I-5 to the South, and I-705 to the East

Goals considered for the study may include:
Attracting creative industry and cultural enterprises
Encouraging business and job development for the existing business sector
Supporting destinations such as Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum and Museum of Glass.
Preserving and reusing historic buildings
Enhancing property values


Questions? Contact Amy McBride, Tacoma Arts Administrator.