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Mall-Area Residents Sought for Neighborhood Livability Conversations

July 31, 2015

Health Department working with City of Tacoma to hear community’s input on neighborhood planning


TACOMA, Wash. – On Aug. 4 and 6, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will host community conversations to learn what would make neighborhoods more livable for Tacoma Mall-area residents. As part of the Tacoma Mall Subarea Planning effort, City of Tacoma will join the Health Department to gain the community’s input on what they’d like to see in housing, transportation, services and other amenities to support future growth.


The first focus group is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Madison School Complex, 3101 S 43rd Street. The second is on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. at West Mall Terrace Apartments, 4720 S Pine Street.


“We believe health starts where people live, work and play,” said Amy Pow, health promotion coordinator. “We hope mall-area residents will attend one of the focus groups to tell us more about what neighborhood improvements would help their families enjoy happier and healthier lives.”


About Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s mission is to safeguard and enhance the health of the communities of Pierce County. As part of its mission, the Health Department tackles known and emerging health risks through policy, programs and treatment in order to protect public health. Learn more at

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