Groomed Landscape

This view from the summer of 2006 shows mowed grass and tended young trees on one side of the private right of way, and a plaza constructed adjacent to the Courtyard hotel on the other side.  The urban landscape had evolved considerably in just a few years.

The public space is called Tollefson Plaza.  The western portion is mostly grass and planted trees.  The eastern portion contains an area built to be suitable for concerts and other gatherings and events.  There has been considerable local criticism about how the site has been developed and utilized, likely part of larger issues involving the general redevelopment of downtown Tacoma.

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