Derek Young is editor of, a blog about Tacoma. He is also a partner in the Grow Local Tacoma sustainable foodshed initiative and creator of Suite133, a co-working office space. He tunes his ear, always, to local civic discussion.

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Public Art / Private Development

Cast-glass sculpture by Lisa Stirrett at the Metropolitan Apartments. Photography by Aaron Locke. A benefit buried in the city’s building codes is encouraging developers to make art a big and highly visible part of their projects. It’s called...