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Back From the Brink: Walker Apartments in Downtown Renovated and Ready for Leasing

November 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The historic Walker Building came close to adding it’s name to the list of vacant and neglected buildings in Tacoma.  Real close. A long time apartment building, the Walker became dated and worn.     A few years ago, the condo boom hit Tacoma.   The plan was that the units at the Walker would be […]

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Tacoma’s Changing Hilltop

August 4th, 2008 · 22 Comments

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“Be careful what you wish for,” as the old adage goes, “because you may just get it.” For years now, people have been talking about how Hilltop is going to be the next “Big Thing.”

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The Tacoma Armchair Approach to Cleaning Up Your Neighborhood

February 19th, 2008 · 8 Comments

By Erik Bjornson After the Tacoma Mall moved into Tacoma in 1968, much of downtown and neighborhood business centers suffered neglect and some were nearly abandoned in their entirety. The city likely struck its all time low point around the late 1970s and early 1980s (Stephen Cysewski made his infamous photo tour of downtown Tacoma […]

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