Tacoma’s south downtown area is poised for growth – it has strong bones, the result of years of smart investments in rail and transit hubs, a large concert and event venue, and the new LeMay America’s Car Museum. EnviroIssues worked with the City of Tacoma to identify a vision, think strategically about future development, and develop incentives to encourage economic growth.
We helped develop a comprehensive public involvement plan to engage the community throughout the development of a subarea plan and EIS. Communication materials, open houses, targeted stakeholder and elected official engagement, City Council briefings, and more: EnviroIssues created a plan that made sure the right groups were informed and had a chance to contribute their thoughts on the future of the subarea. And for those hard-to-reach populations? We deployed old-fashioned door-to-door outreach. The plan met all of the regulatory requirements, resulting in a proactive environmental analysis to ensure that when opportunity knocks, all Tacoma has to do is open the door.
EnviroIssues also supported ongoing outreach to the south downtown business community, keeping lines of communication open with those who are part of the community’s success.