Federal funds headed for Tacoma to revamp Pacific Ave.
As seen on the Tacoma News Tribune’s blog:
Almost $1 million in federal funds is headed for Tacoma to be used on a revamp of downtown’s Pacific Avenue, Rep. Norm Dicks’ office announced today.
Dicks’ office said in a news release that the city’s grant application had been approved by a program run through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The money, $978,300, will contribute to the almost $8 million project to renovate Pacific Avenue with a better stormwater system and new streets, sidewalks and landscaping between South 7th and 17th streets. Other funds are in the works, including a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
“This grant continues the momentum that the city has achieved along the Pacific Avenue corridor, helping to make it more accessible, pedestrian friendly and more attractive for those living and working in downtown Tacoma,” Rep. Dicks said in the news release.