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Former copper smelter site gets its first residents

A former Weyerhaeuser Co. executive and his wife have become the first residents of a redeveloped former industrial site near Tacoma’s Pt. Defiance Park. Bill and Polly Blankenship’s home is the first of what developer Mike Cohen hopes will be hundreds of residential units on the site of the former Asarco copper smelter. The Blankenships…

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Stack Hill model home grand opening

Stack Hill at Point Ruston is celebrating the grand opening of its newest model home Sun., Feb. 22. The grand opening event will be held at 5229 North 49th Street in Ruston, from noon to 3 p.m. and will feature tours, refreshments and door prizes. Stack Hill’s first model home opened in September of 2008….

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Retail Development Underway at Point Ruston Waterfront

Construction of Point Ruston, a 97-acre mixed use neighborhood on the shores of the Puget Sound, is underway. With a retail core of approximately 120,000 square feet, this open air, waterfront lifestyle center will feature views of Mount Rainier, the Cascade Foothills and Olympic Mountains. In addition to retail, plans call for 100,000 to 125,000…

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New Signs – New Times

The new Welcome To Ruston signs have been out for a few weeks now. I’ve spotted three. They are a nice way to let people know Ruston is alive and well. I’ve noted a few more new things on the Point Ruston site too. The fence has been removed around the new homes that are…

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Planning Commission Approves Point Ruston Master Plan

Ruston’s planning commission voted unanimously tonight to approve the Point Ruston Master Plan with the changes outlined in the staff report at their last meeting and the additional conditions they set at tonight’s meeting. The plan now goes to the council for approval. The meeting tonight started on time with commissioners Dick Peterson still on…

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