South End Walking Tour #7

Saturday, Aug 6 at 9am meet at Birney Elementary (7627 S Sheridan) to begin & end Walking Tour.

Your South End Neighborhood Council has monthly walking tours of South End hot spots to identify potential solutions at the ground level.

All are welcome! Join our upcoming Walking Tour #7 in the Birney/Baker neighborhood. Bring your ideas, questions, & comments about the neighborhood to help inform our goals for the future of the South End. 

Tea donated by our local 38th & G Starbucks 😊

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SENCo Gen Mtg: Mon Aug 1 @ 7pm

YOU are invited! Join the monthly South End General Meeting via Zoom!

August 1st Meeting:

Guest Speaker: Reuben McKnight from the Historic Preservation Society

South End Updates from: TFD, TPD, NCS, Council Member/s, NCS (Neighborhood & Community Services), the City Manager, & Safe Streets!

Also: Updates on Outreach, Monthly South End Walking Tour updates, & fun upcoming community events!

Here’s a link to the agenda & Zoom login info:

SENCo General Meeting

7PM on Monday, August 1, 2022

Join Zoom Meeting Online:

Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276

Join Zoom Meeting by Phone:
253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 783 240 9538
Passcode: 236276

Hope to see you there!

Thank You! We Heart New Tacoma!

Thanks to everyone who showed up to our Pop-Up clean up at TAM in the New Tacoma Neighborhood!

We collected about 4 bags of litter in an hour on a beautiful summer day in downtown Tacoma. The South End Neighborhood Council is happy to show our support across the city with these hour of power Pop-Up clean-ups: do you know of an area that could use some love? Let us know! Email us at & we’ll Pop-Up in your neighborhood.

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Pop-Up Clean-Up! TAM Jul 20 10am

You’re invited to join in the fun of Pop-Up Clean-Ups around town!

These Pop-Ups are opportunities for anyone who is available to join us at specified times & locations across the city for an awesome one hour-of-power litter pick-up! 

Pop-Up Clean-Up:   Wednesday, July 20th from 10am-11am

Location: Around Tacoma Art Museum

Meet Up:  Parking lot below Tacoma Art Museum

Supplies for litter pick-up provided 

Know of an area that could use some love?

Let us know! We’ll pop up!

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We Heart Hosmer! (Part 2) Walking Tour #6 Thank You!

Special thanks to our District 5 City Council Member Joe Bushnell, previous District 5 City Council Member & current SNAPs Committee member Chris Beale, Greg Tanbara from the Pierce County Health Department, local Black Bear Frozen Yogurt owner Abdul Coleman, local Wayne + Flitch owner Brett Johnson, & Richard Gardner from the City’s Transportation Commission for joining us!

Well, it was another glorious Saturday morning in the South End for Walking Tour #6! From 72nd to 84th along Hosmer, we picked up about 6 bags of litter & discussed some great ideas for improvement. Here were some of the highlights… let us know your thoughts!

  • Road over I-5 at 80th for improved traffic flow & I-5 Southbound access
  • Traffic calming by road narrowing to two lanes with protected bike lanes & street parking for more walkable community vibes
  • Planted medians
  • Crosswalks to Pierce Transit stops on west side of street
  • Pocket park or additional trees at NW corner of 84th
  • Sound barrier along I-5
  • Rename Hosmer to signify commitment to change

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