Friday, May 30, 2014

Tacoma's City and Port Award Winners

The City of Tacoma has been selected as a 2014 Smart Communities Award winner for its innovative South Downtown Sub-area Plan long-range planning strategy AND the City along with the Port of Tacoma for their interlocal agreement for shoreline public access.

Governor Jay Inslee today announced all the winners of the 2014 Smart Communities Awards today. The program recognizes achievements by local leaders who promote smart growth planning and projects that contribute to quality of life in Washington State.

These projects help create and sustain a thriving economic climate and strengthen our ability to lead in the global economy, said Gov. Inslee. Washington is a great state in which to live and do business thanks to these examples of leadership and innovation in community planning and development.

2014 Governor’s Smart Communities Award Winners

Smart Vision Award – Comprehensive Planning
•    City of Tacoma South Downtown Subarea Plan
•    Thurston County Sustainable Thurston Vision and Action Plan
•    City of Redmond 2013 Transportation Master Plan

Smart Choices Award – Implementation of a Comprehensive Plan
•    City of Kalama and Port of Kalama New Mixed Use Zoning District
•    The Puget Sound Regional Council and the Growing Transit Communities Partnership – Growing Transit Communities Strategy
•    City of Ellensburg Land Development Code
•    City of Redmond Central Connector Phase I

Smart Partnerships Award – Development Project to Implement a Plan
•    City of Tacoma and Port of Tacoma Interlocal Agreement for Shoreline Public Access Provision
•    King County and City of Seattle Unique Transfer of Development Right (TDR) and Local Infrastructure Funding
•    City of Renton and Renton School District Meadow Crest Early Learning Center and Meadow Crest Accessible Playground

Judges’ Merit Award
•    City of Edmonds Strategic Action Plan
•    City of Walla Walla Residential Guidelines

Other 2014 Nominees
Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program Update
City of Lacey Woodland District Strategic Plan
City of Monroe Sign Design Guidelines and Code
City of Poulsbo Zoning Ordinance
City of Olympia One-Sided Collection Program
City of Seattle Plaza Roberto Maestra

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