This project is by Sound Transit as part of the regional transportation efforts in the Puget Sound Region. It is a collaborative project with multiple agencies and funding sources involved at the local, state, regional, and federal level. Learn more about what Sound Transit has to say about the project on their website here.
Hilltop Engagement Committee
The Hilltop Engagement Committee was established by Resolution No. 39527 and convened by the City of Tacoma. It was created to provide an opportunity for residents, organizations and businesses to share their expertise and provide input, recommendations and feedback for the Federal Transit Administration funded, Transit Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program awarded to Sound Transit for the purpose of funding the City’s Tacoma Links to Opportunity Program. The Committee met monthly from October 2016 through December 2018 at Bates Technical College. Hilltop Engagement Committee meeting notes are posted below.
Tacoma Link Rail Expansion to Stadium & Hilltop Area
"The train is coming to the Hilltop and is going right down MLK"
This is one of the most important events in recent memory for the Hilltop community. This page contains information, contacts, resources, and links.
Grassroots Outreach Reports
Downtown on the Go, Sound Outreach – Hilltop Action Coalition, and Tacoma Housing Authority, engaged in grassroots outreach with the Hilltop community from July to October 2017. Downtown on the Go used pop-up placemaking, tactical urbanism, temporary traffic calming efforts, and speak up trainings to gather comments. Sound Outreach – Hilltop Action Coalition (HAC) reached members of the community through the HAC neighborhood leader network, community meetings, and social media. Tacoma Housing Authority connected with specific groups at focus meetings. Each organization's final report is available in the links below.
Downtown on the Go: Links to Opportunity Down Town On the Go Final Report
Sound Outreach – Hilltop Action Coalition: LTO Streetscape Outreach Project Concluding Report
Tacoma Housing Authority: Streetscape Report Fall 2017
City of Tacoma: Grassroots Outreach Summary Memo
Hilltop & Stadium: Open for Business
Loyal to the Local Business Map
Check out this map with Hilltop Loyal to Local Businesses: Loyal to Local Businesses, Hilltop Tacoma Link
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For more information and a full list of events, visit www.cityoftacoma.org/links
Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension on Track
Tacoma Link Extension Receives Final Approval - Article in The Urbanist
"Sound Transit is estimating that ridership will grow from 3,000 daily riders today to 10,800 daily riders by 2035, a 360% increase. Four stations will crack 1,000+ daily boardings, with two of those along the extension: MLK Way/S 19th St (1,500 daily boardings) and MLK/Division Ave (1,300 daily boardings). Both of those stops will be in close proximity to major hospitals, which are typically high transit ridership generators." Read more here.
Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension Updates
Contruction updates are available at the soundtransit.org website. You can also find updates on the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension Facebook Page .Feel free to contact Liz Ellis, Community Outreach Specialist, at (253) 208-0586; or, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loyal to the Local
Are you Loyal to the Local? When you shop local, you help your neighborhood businesses grow and thrive. Why is that important? Because these businesses depend on people like you, and shopping local means you’re helping your community as well. So, instead of driving across town, keep it local.
Video: Link is Expanding from Downtown to Tacoma Hilltop
Hilltop Action Coalition
The Communications Anchor of the Hilltop Area