Take a look at this place! The current McMenamin’s project on Broadway is staggering. Downtown On The Go put on a fantastic tour of the site last night for 100 lucky folks. Great things are happening down there. This will be the premier space in Tacoma as soon as it opens. There is a whole … Read moreOld Elks Lodge: New McMenamin’s Hotel
Proctor Station hasn’t changed in months. A double-wide, double expensive clothing store is all we have to show for our new building. Well, that and a lot of shade and a couple parking spots in Proctor Canyon. I want to like this place. I remain open-minded. Sort of. If donuts or something of equal weight … Read moreTime is running out for Proctor Station
The high-dollar Commencement Condo project has been in the news again recently, having filed for “bankruptcy protection” to provide “breathing room” for potential progress to resume. None of this makes any sense. I figured if I typed it out and stared at it for a few minutes something would click in me brain, but it’s … Read moreCommencement condos bankrupt…which means what exactly?
Often all is not as it seems. This is especially common in business. Perception management is the true art of business, and urban planners of Tacoma, you have failed to sustain the perception that we are on the rise. Wired City, you have listened to a loud minority over the past 10 years and that … Read moreRussell leaves Tacoma in transition
Ask and you shall receive. I’ve been begging the Gods of Density to shine favorably on our fair city, and they’ve finally responded. The single most important economic indicator to the private sector is on the mend. If you’ve been paying attention you could already sense that perceptions were improving, but this was a very … Read moreTacoma housing prices lit to pop