The Week in Review…3/20/15 Edition

In case you missed our postings on Twitter this week, here’s a list of some articles that caught our eye…  

  1. Transportation Master Plan Citywide Open House March 23: The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department is holding a citywide open house for the Transportation Master Plan on Monday, March 23, from 6–7:30 p.m. at Freighthouse Square (2501 E. D St.).  Green Building

  2. “Just How Green is Green Building?”  This article clarifies what really qualifies a product as “green” and how the requirements for a “green” qualification vary.   
  3.  Go Zags! In case u didn’t know,our fearless leader, Grant Middleton, is a Gonzaga grad, so we’re pulling for them in their NCAA Tournament match-up with North Dakota State tonight in Seattle.  We’ll say it again, just for good luck…Go Zags!  
  4. Hearing scheduled for March 23rd regarding proposed Thurston County subdivision, Oak Tree Preserve, which would be built just east of Lacey in Thurston County.   
  5. “Are New Starter Homes History?”  Can home builders afford to build for the low-end buyer any more and still manage to keep their shirts?  Builder Magazine investigates this question.  
  6. Population increase in Washington State continues to rise.  In-migration to our state sets records with 180,700 old licenses surrendered from other states in the last year.  
  7. City of Tacoma Comprehensive Plan Workshops Held in March & April. Find out the schedule here:
  8. The Lakewood City Council unanimously passed two measures related to tax-incentive programs near the Lakewood Station on 11424 Pacific Hwy SW at its March 16, 2015 meeting. Find out just what those measures entail here:  
  9. “Economist: Seattle is in the ‘sixth inning of recovery,’ not the edge of a bust”.  According to Jim Glassman, managing director and head economist for commercial banking at JPMorgan Chase, Seattle’s economy is still on the upswing and showing no signs of a decline in the near future.  

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