New Tacoma Brewery Blocks Unveiled

Illustrations from local developer reveal the future of downtown


[JAN. 22, 2019 | TACOMA, WA] Horizon Partners Northwest is thrilled to unveil a glimpse at the future of downtown Tacoma with new illustrations of the Brewery Blocks redevelopment site. The illustrations offer accurate representations of the future historic mixed-use buildings that will sit just south of University of Washington - Tacoma campus between 21st and 23rd Streets.

“We’ve thought about the Tacoma community at every juncture of this project. When possible, we’re preserving and reusing materials from the former structures, including the original brick and concrete and incorporating elements like the railroad tracks in the layout and design,” Horizon Partners Northwest Vice President of Development, Jack Trainor said. “Additionally, the new Brewery Lofts residential units will provide vital housing that’s needed for Tacoma and its residents while allowing future growth.”

Once completed, the Brewery Blocks will serve as Washington state’s tallest building to utilize cross-laminated timber (CLT), a sustainable material that requires less labor and is more environmentally-friendly that concrete or steel; not to mention it’s aesthetics mesh well with the historic nature of Brewery Blocks.

Tenant interest has been strong and to date, two Pacific Northwest business have agreed to expand their businesses in the Brewery Blocks development: Bitterroot BBQ restaurant and the Office of Michael G. Malaier, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee.

Chapter 13 Trustee and Federal Way native, Michael Malaier, is excited to expand about his new office location, “I take great pride in serving our community and helping my neighbors through tough times if they encounter them,” Malaier said. “Tacoma has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years, and I love being downtown to watch it bloom.”

“We’re focused on attracting local businesses,” Trainor said. “It’s about creating a space that celebrates the people and businesses of Tacoma and offers experiences that our community wants to be a part of. If we can bring more jobs to the local landscape, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.”


Residential leasing is estimated to begin this Spring. In the meantime, people who are interested in leasing at the Brewery Blocks may sign up for the waitlist at

“By combining both residential and commercial units, we’re elevating and leveraging the best Tacoma and the Pacific Northwest has to offer,” Trainor said. “Brewery Blocks will redefine downtown living by blending work, life, and play in a single space.”

The first phase of the Brewery Blocks project, which includes Bitterroot BBQ and the Office of Michael G. Malaier is scheduled to open in Summer 2019.


Deanna Dargan, The Tairis Group,

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Brewery Blocks Rendering

Brewery Blocks Rendering