Thursday, January 24, 2013

Business District 2013 Priorities

Ruston-Point Defiance Business District President Beth Torbet recently sat down to chat about what is on the horizon for our local businesses. First and foremost was her expression of thanks to the neighbors who support our local shops. Input and involvement from the community is also very important, so she encouraged folks to stop by Ruston Market or email her with ideas and suggestions (

One major visible accomplishment last year was the completion of the design and installation of historical plaques on a few buildings. Designed by local sculptor Paul Michaels, the plaques describe the buildings first use and offer a hint to our history. Watch for more plaques around the district soon.

One priority for the near future are improvements to our gateway entrance on Pearl Street. Ruston leaders have been discussing new street lighting for a few years and the district is leading the way trying to coordinate discussion with Tacoma. The project is complex and costly, so no firm decisions have been made yet. Torbet hopes that all parties can keep the area a priority and improvements start soon.

Stop in a local shop soon and show your support!

Preliminary Pearl Street Light Design

No comments: