Tacoma Link Light Rail Doubles Reach With Help From A $75 Million FTA Award

Congress gave the City of Tacoma and Sound Transit a reason to celebrate the end of 2015 with a gift of nearly $75 million in funding from the Federal Transportation Administration’s (FTA) Small Starts program. According to the DOT website, Sound Transit will use the funds to “more than double the existing streetcar system in Tacoma, better connecting the downtown to major employment, medical, education, and other institutions.” Leland Consulting Group (LCG)’s Chris Zahas and Ted Kamp worked with CH2M Hill to prepare the economic development element of the FTA Small Starts grant application for the implementation of this 2.4-mile extension of Tacoma’s Link Light Rail system. They provided de

The Evolution of the Pearl: Will We Overbuild?

As the demand for housing in Portland continues to rise, the city is greenlighting muliti-family and micro-housing projects, leading to rising density in many areas. One neighborhood in the city center, the Pearl District, is home to many new highrise developments. Will these new dwelling options develop at a pace that meets the demand or will the neighborhood soon find itself overbuilt? Leland Consulting Group’s Brian Vanneman shares his insights on real estate development in the Pearl in a GoLocalPDX article. Check it out here. #housing #realestatedevelopment #BrianVanneman

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