Tacoma, WA

DMG Capital Group, LLC


IHB Architects


158,000 sq. ft.

TRAX is a mixed-use residential/retail project next to the iconic Tacoma Dome. The project provides 114 market-rate apartments and a farmer's market at its base. Designed to be transit-oriented, the building seamlessly merges with the existing Sound Transit South Link Light Rail's Tacoma Dome Station, offering the building's residents and farmer's market visitors easy access to the city via the free-to-ride light rail. 


To accommodate layouts of the residential levels, the retail space and the one-story basement parking structure, our engineers utilized light-framed wood constrictions over a three-story concrete podium. This allows the architect to design the residential units on the upper wood levels without restrictions of the concrete column layouts below. Throughout the project, we work closely with the architects to achieve the unique and beautiful looks of this building and bring the project alive. 

Our engineers also provided temporary shoring for the project site. The shoring system consists of cantilevered solider pile walls and is designed to avoid interrupting the light rail operations immediately adjacent to the property.