For just the third time in Tacoma’s history, the mayor will deliver a State of the City speech. Tonight’s speech by Strickland will likely be designed to rouse and inspire Tacoma’s citizenry to action to work to rebuild the City of Destiny. . . The speech will be delivered at the Shift Happens event tonight [...]
January 28th, 2013 · No Comments
February 15th, 2008 · 68 Comments
Imagine walking into a dank dark basement in a 110 year old building downtown and turning on the lights to find this eerie and surreal scene. That’s what happened to me recently while working on an interview for a Sun story.
January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Nerd Blog: Small Worlds Theory and Livable Downtown By Paul Sparks Part One: Short, quircky, amateur commentaries on “Small Worlds Theory” and its relationship to the “Livable Community” of Downtown Tacoma. What is “Small Worlds”? Small worlds is a theory of maximum connectivity. It describes a real world phenomenon found in all types of effective [...]
December 4th, 2007 · 7 Comments
What would you do with a former railyard near the core downtown?
Its Time for Tacoma to Repair its Maimed Streetscape By Rebuilding the North Park Plaza Parking Garage
November 2nd, 2007 · 10 Comments
Perhaps no other action by the City of Tacoma has caused so much long term damage to the downtown streetscape as much as the construction of the North and South Plaza Parking garages.