Office opens in Hilltop over Link project opportunities

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The City of Tacoma has opened the Links to Opportunity Project Storefront Office at 1120 S. 11th St., with regular office hours on Tuesdays, noon – 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 – 8 p.m.  Centrally located in the Hilltop Business District, the office will engage community members in the design of improvements to sidewalks and other pedestrian areas along Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Division Avenue and North 1st Street.

“As Sound Transit expands the Tacoma Link, we have the opportunity to further invest in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “We look forward to working with our community to develop a vision for more vibrant pedestrian areas.”

The City of Tacoma is partnering with the Tacoma Housing Authority, Downtown on the Go, Sound Outreach and Hilltop Action Coalition to facilitate community outreach and engagement along Sound Transit’s Tacoma Link Extension route.  The information collected throughout this community outreach and engagement process will inform the design of the planned streetscape improvements, which may include benches, lighting, landscaping and art.

While connecting community members with more information about the way Sound Transit’s Tacoma Link Extension Project will transform the local area, the Links to Opportunity Project Storefront Office will also have Pierce Transit route information available. In addition, the office will have information about various City of Tacoma programs that may be of interest to community members.

The Links to Opportunity Project Storefront Office community grand opening will take place during the Hilltop Street Fair on Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 More information on the Links to Opportunity Project is available at cityoftacoma.org/links.

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