TWA WEBSITE

At the 2015 planning meeting, TWA members were challenged to suggest and to choose the agenda items and the direction they envision for the Tacoma Waterfront Association. The highest number of votes received focused on promoting all of Tacoma’s waterfront as an area for tourism and events, including:

  •   Sponsoring or partnering in events
  •    Partner in promotion to attract tourists to our shoreline
  •    Mapping and way finding to identify the features on our waterfront

Using these results, our marketing team outlined a vision for the future of the TWA – focusing on         Identifying our waterfront assets and identifying the wants and the needs of our waterfront.

Vital to this vision is this upgraded website where waterfront features – everything from water access to restaurants, boat repair to fishing bait – are identified and can be linked for more information. This is also a venue where new initiatives are identified and the “go-to” calendar site for visitors and the organizers of all waterfront happenings.

Funding was awarded by the City of Tacoma and Port of Tacoma for these improvements and the staff to keep the site current while continuing with the advocacy that our organization is known for.

PROPOSED METHANOL PLANT

EL PRIMERO RESTORATION

  • Built in 1893, one of the first steam-powered vessels in America
  • Came to Tacoma in 1906
  • Was won in a 1911 poker game by Tacoma newspaper publisher Sam Perkins
  • Frequently visited by President William Taft
  • Plans underway to make it a floating museum in the Foss Waterway
  • Donations accepted via a partnership with the Tacoma Historical Society

NMTA REPORT ON MARINE TOURISM BILL (2011)

Read the May 2011 economic development study on the Marine Tourism Bill.  This report, prepared Hebert Research Inc., was commissioned by the Northwest Marine Trade Association.  NMTAReportv8

CRUISE SHIPS IN TACOMA

  • TWA is working to attract smaller cruise ships to Tacoma

SUPER YACHTS IN THE NW

  • TWA is joining forces with the Northwest Marine Trade Association to attract super yachts to the Puget Sound via legislative changes and promotional materials.
  • TWA shared a booth with NMTA at the International Boat Show in October 2013

“WELCOME TO TACOMA” MURAL

  • Initial mural completed in May 2012 at the entrance to the Foss Waterway
  • Possibility of additional murals being explored

NO-WAKE ZONE

  • City of Tacoma has passed a no-wake zone
  • TWA will continue to assist city in effective enforcement
  • Proper signage and placement is key

WATERFRONT ACCESS SIGNAGE

  • Assist city in phases two and three of implementing and increasing signage around the city
  • Ensure waterfront districts are clearly marked