New future for Tacoma’s defunct Gault Middle School could include housing, recreation
Tacoma Public Schools is in discussions to have Tacoma Housing Authority potentially acquire the site, according to a Jan. 7 letter of intent signed by the two agencies.
“We’re excited to find a use for the property that provides community benefit and activates the site,” Lawver said in an email. “THA has shown its commitment to community engagement on past development projects, and we look forward to partnering with them in a similar comprehensive approach to finding solutions for the Gault property that truly benefit the community.”
That could include developing mixed-income housing, a community facility and outdoor recreation spaces, but nothing’s for sure yet.
Both TPS and THA “take this obligation seriously and are both committed to this possibility,” said THA executive director Michael Mirra in an email.
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