WHAT WILL THIS PLAN INCLUDE?
A GUIDING VISION FOR THE DISTRICT
an enduring concept for the future, grounded in the community’s values and desires
PUBLIC REALM OPPORTUNITIES
ideas for improving streets, public spaces, and activity throughout the area, to make progress toward the Vision
DEMONSTRATION PLANS for CORE PROJECTS
preliminary concepts for transforming Theater Square and Commerce Street, in the heart of the district
HOW WILL THIS PLAN BE USED?
To encourage conversations about the future of the district
To guide future redesign and improvements of streets and public spaces
To catalyze and guide economic development, so future projects contribute to the vision for the district
To build partnerships that make projects possible and successful
To advocate for funding needed to plan, implement, and sustain specific projects
Spaceworks Tacoma, with the support of the City of Tacoma, is hosting a series of outreach and activation events to engage the public in the development of the
The Walker | Macy team is using public input gained from ’ outreach to inform its planning work, so that its ideas and recommendations respond to the community’s interests.
The project Steering Committee reviews and directs the team’s work in progress, so that the final planning report provides useful guidance for the project partners: Pierce Transit, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, and the City of Tacoma.
Tacoma Outreach & Activation
The goals of Programming in the Theater District were to:
- Stimulate public participation and capture feedback through nine events over three months.
- Create visible transformations to the district by programming visual art and performances by local artists into existing and new spaces.
- Change perceptions of the area and its potential.
- Demonstrate Theater Square and Commerce Street as vibrant and engaging activity centers by programming activities and performances by local artists into existing and new spaces.
Summary of Activities & Touchpoints
• Project website and online survey (launched 8/15/2017).
Over 800 visitors to date. 195 survey responses.
• Music and Art in Wright Park, booth (8/12/2017). Over 90
written respones and comments.
• Hilltop Street Fair, booth (8/26/2017). 25 written responses.
• Downtown to Defiance, booth (9/10/2017)
• Broadway Farmer’s Market, booth (9/14/2017, 9/21/2017,
9/28/2017). Over 75 written responses and comments.
• Park(ing) Day, installation (9/15/2017)
• DOTG intercept survey at Commerce St. block (10/14/2017,
10/17/2017). 44 responses.
• Theater District Art Walk, -organized event and activities
26 sites activated, 3 staffed mural boxes, Guided
walk. Over 500 participants.
• Information Window in Woolworth Building
• Social Media – 7 posts between 9/28/2017 and 11/3/2017.
Over 5,700 people reached.
TRANSFORM PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT FALL 2017
Through these efforts, we estimate that over 400 people gave