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TACOMA: Resolution paves way for city to provide services to Ruston

The Tacoma City Council approved a resolution Tuesday clearing the way for City Manager Eric Anderson to negotiate an agreement with the town of Ruston to provide its building and land-use planning services. The agreement would cover not only the Point Ruston mixed-use development, which straddles the boundary between Ruston and Tacoma, but also the…

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Developer breaks ground on Point Ruston Project

The developer of Point Ruston, an urban village located along a mile-long stretch of the Commencement Bay shoreline and on the former Asarco smelter site, announced this week it has begun construction on the project’s first mixed-use building. Copperline Condominiums, the mixed-use building now under construction, will include a total of 143 residences, 25,000 square…

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Point Ruston Open House

Point Ruston put on a great spread tonight for our town. They have turned an historic ferry into a magnificent floating sales center. The woodwork is beautiful, a wonderful contrast to the spectacular water views out every window. The huge site model gives great perspective for this long-anticipated urban village on Ruston’s shores. If you…

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Point Ruston Ferry Sails

point ruston ferry sails

In case you haven’t noticed, the floating sales center for Point Ruston set sail this morning. It’s not going far. They have set up shop on the Thea Foss Waterway until they can get a permit to moor the converted ferry closer to home. Point Ruston provided this update and photos: •    The historic ferry…

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In Ruston, three council members refuse to play fair

The hero strode into the old Ruston schoolhouse Monday fixin’ to save the town. But Mike Cohen didn’t notice that the town bullies, disguised as elected officials, had slipped off his white hat and slapped a note on his back that read, “Kick me.” You can’t save a town from itself, it turns out. You…

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