Monday, September 28, 2015

Winnifred Street Schedule

Mayor Hopkins provided this schedule on Friday via the Nextdoor site for the work on Winnifred Street this week. Contact Town Hall with any questions at (253) 759-3544.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Way To Connect

Mayor Hopkins mentioned an intriguing new way for the neighborhood to connect in the latest city newsletter. It's called Nextdoor. It links neighbors with space to share services, babysitting, news on local crimes and more. Just head to, enter your address and you'll be connected to neighbors living near you. It sounds like a great way to build community!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Winnifred Street Project

The resurfacing Winnifred Street continues, and is expected to be complete before the end of the year. The project includes new sidewalks and re-landscaping the median. Road bed soils will be replaced with stronger material that can handle the stress of modern traffic and asphalt will be to current codes. This should prevent any of the large pot holes that were common along this street.

You can view the full plan details via this link. And just to remind us of what used to be, here is a photo from the 1940's when Winnifred Street was still young.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Public Hearing: Point Defiance Improvements Agreement

Citizens have another chance to comment on the "Destination Point Defiance" plan, this time before the Tacoma City Council. The council will hear comments on their agreement with Metro Parks that enables Parks to manage the permits for individual projects under a comprehensive plan rather than multiple permits. More information is available at and clicking on "Point Defiance DRA".

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Downtown To Defiance

Ruston Way will be closed from 9am until 1pm tomorrow, Sunday September 13th for the annual Downtown To Defiance event. Everyone is encouraged to get out of their cars and walk, run or bike the Tacoma waterfront. There will be free activites and food trucks along the way, and lots of beautiful scenery to boot! More details at

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tacoma Could Manage All Permits At Point Ruston

The News Tribune has an update on the prospect of Tacoma taking over the permitting at Point Ruston for both Ruston and Tacoma. Ruston would still do their own inspections, but other work would be provided by Tacoma. You can read the details here....