Tacoma Theater District Placemaking

Tacoma, WA

Walker Macy is developing a long term approach to reestablishing Tacoma’s historic Theater District as a vigorous and eclectic urban neighborhood. Pierce Transit, along with the City of Tacoma and Broadway Center for Performing Artsb engaged Walker Macy to define a bold vision, pragmatic strategies, and key capital projects that catalyze the public realm, transportation, and the arts to promote economic vitality and quality of life for the people who live and work in the district. The product will be a guiding document to inspire and focus the efforts of public agencies, developers, and local businesses. The plaza, located on the roof of Pierce Transit’s bus transfer facility, directly engages questions of inclusivity, movement, and accessibility in a busy, steeply sloped environment.