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Point Ruston moves right along

Construction of the first major building in the billion-dollar Point Ruston development near Point Defiance Park in Tacoma is finally under way. Seventy-two concrete trucks began pouring the foundation Wednesday for the eight-story, 143-unit Copperline condominium building. Excavation had been going on for that foundation for several weeks, developer Mike Cohen said Thursday. “We didn’t…

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Labor activists file lawsuit over Point Ruston Project

A group of nine plaintiffs, most with ties to the activist group Jobs with Justice, filed a lawsuit this week against the City of Tacoma and Point Ruston LLC, claiming errors in the environmental review and permit process for the planned $1 billion development of the former Asarco smelter site. The plaintiffs want the court…

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Ruston approaches Tacoma over planning services

Tacoma could provide planning services to the town of Ruston in the near future. Conversations have been held between representatives of both city governments. On May 5 Ruston Town Council voted to terminate its agreement with the Seattle office of engineering firm Huitt-Zollars, which has provided planning services to the town for years. During recent…

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Point Ruston Update

Point Ruston is giving an update each week at council meetings (regular and study sessions). Last Monday they noted these items: •    Stack Hill streets are expected to be paved within the next 10-14 days. •    Point Ruston is planning to request final plat approval for Stack Hill next month. This wilwl allow parcel numbers…

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