Prairie Line Trail Historic and Cultural Assessment Report and Interpretive Plan Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 27, 2016

MEDIA CONTACTS

Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054
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Prairie Line Trail Historic and Cultural Assessment Report and Interpretive Plan Now Available

–Request for Proposals Supporting Development of Prairie Line Trail Website Recently Issued–

After a significant research, public and stakeholder engagement effort spanning approximately nine months, the City of Tacoma has completed the Prairie Line Trail Historic and Cultural Assessment Report and Interpretive Plan, which will guide the way the history of the Prairie Line Trail is interpreted through public art and other approaches. The development of these documents – and the future design and implementation of a website interpreting the history of the corridor, as well as public art and related signage along the City of Tacoma’s segments of the corridor – has been funded by a $400,000 Washington State 2015-2017 Heritage Capital Projects Fund grant.

“It is truly inspiring to participate in this community effort to illuminate and honor our shared history in a creative and inclusive way as it begins to take shape,” said Associate Planner Elliott Barnett. “Thanks are due to the commitment and enthusiasm of the many stakeholders and community members who have helped guide this effort.”

The City of Tacoma has issued a Request for Proposals seeking a qualified firm or team to assist with the design of the website interpreting the history of the corridor. Responses are due Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

The selection process for four artist teams to develop public art along the City of Tacoma’s segments of the corridor is well underway and will be complete early in the new year.

Shortly after website design and public art teams have been selected, design and implementation work will begin.

For more information about the Prairie Line Trail project, visit cityoftacoma.org/PLT, or contact Associate Planner Elliott Barnett at Elliott.Barnett@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5389.

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