Have you ever wondered about the multicolored contemporary building next door to the Museum of Glass on Dock Street? Well, wonder no more. The building is called Thea’s Landing, which makes sense given its location on the historic Thea Foss Waterway. The mixed use complex was built in 2002 and offers spectacular views of downtown Tacoma, Mt. Rainier and the Port. The building features shops and restaurants at street level, 189 apartments for lease and 46 privately owned loft style penthouse units. Restaurants currently include The Social Bar and Grill on the water side of the building and Paesan Kitchen and Bar on the street side. Penthouse prices range from $150,000 to $350,000, depending on unit size and view, and many have large balconies.
Building amenities include two separate fitness rooms (one for cardio and one for weights), a club room with a full kitchen, a library/media room, a business center, storage units (available for rent) and secure covered parking. Thea’s Landing offers easy access to the Dock Street Marina, the Glass Museum, downtown Tacoma and UW Tacoma via the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.
We were excited to hear that the same Tacoma-based group that developed Thea’s Landing has plans for a new mixed use project called The Henry next door to the Albers Mill Lofts on Dock Street. The new seven-story building will include 165 rental apartments and 12,000 square feet of commercial space. The building is to be designed by local architectural firm BCRA. Construction is slated to begin in September. If the project comes to fruition, it’ll be a very positive sign of economic recovery in downtown Tacoma.