Lessons from a Planned Community: Poverty, Adversity and Overcoming

  The Tillicum community is designated as a neighborhood in the City of Lakewood, bordering the I-5 corridor, Camp Murray (JBLM), American Lake, and the Tacoma Country Club.  The City of Lakewood is demographically diverse, but is troubled with harsh divisiveness between the rich and poor.  Tillicum, Springbrook, and American Lake Gardens are three of… Read More Lessons from a Planned Community: Poverty, Adversity and Overcoming

Innovative Housing Policies for Commercial Parking Converted to Infill Housing

Author: Eric Bjornson and Josh Jorgensen Intro For multiple reasons, Tacoma is separated into two regional growth Centers; Downtown Tacoma , and the Tacoma Mall Area. Currently the City of Tacoma is working to finalize Tacoma Mall Subarea plan and has the opportunity to remedy barriers to creating more housing by: reducing the off street… Read More Innovative Housing Policies for Commercial Parking Converted to Infill Housing