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City of Tukwila Strategic Plan

The City of Tukwila has developed its first-ever Strategic Plan. This was an opportunity for all to take part in building a collective vision for the future of the community and to plan the work needed to accomplish that vision.

The final Strategic Plan will shape what it is like to live in Tukwila, work in or own a business here, or visit our community. The Plan will guide the priorities and actions of the City and its partners for years to come.

Urban Renewal

Safety along Tukwila International Boulevard is a major concern for the City. Reducing crime is the one of the City's highest priorities, with an emphasis on Tukwila International Boulevard. Certain areas along Tukwila International Boulevard have long been identified as "hot spots", where a large amount of serious crime occurs. In early 2013 the City's Police Department evaluated crime for all commercial properties in the Tukwila community renewal area and recommended the City purchase certain properties in order to reduce crime. On April 22, 2013 the City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the City to use condemnation, if necessary, to purchase up to seven specific properties in Tukwila’s community renewal area as part of the community renewal project as a way to improve safety and revitalize the neighborhood.

Proposed Multipurpose Arena Development

The City understands the public’s interest in this potential project and is committed to the release of timely information. This webpage will be updated when milestones are achieved, such as applications, notice of decisions, etc. Interested parties should bookmark this webpage and continue to visit for project updates.

Tukwila Village

The City of Tukwila owns six acres in a prime location for a mixed-use, neighborhood center. Tukwila Village will include a branch of the nationally recognized King County Library System and the City's neighborhood police resource center in combination with other retail, office, live/work, or residential space.

Tukwila Grocery Store Project

The City of Tukwila initiated its Grocery Store Project in June 2014, with efforts to ensure that a quality grocery store would be able to operate sustainably near the intersection of Tukwila International Boulevard and South 144th street, the current location of Saar’s Super Saver Foods. This project is intended to gather information in order to help the existing grocer better understand local customer demand so that it may better serve the local neighborhoods. In addition to this, we will also be looking at alternative food-related business models to complement Saar’s business and make better use of the property. Possible business models include an indoor farmers market, a food court, and food trucks.

Tukwila South

Tukwila South will encompass the annexation of approximately 259 acres to the City of Tukwila and the development of 512 acres of land, five minutes from SeaTac International Airport and adjacent to I-5. The boundaries are approximately S 180th Street on the north, the Green River on the east, S 204th Street on the south, and Orillia Road/I-5 on the west.

The project is estimated to provide 25,000 new jobs, add 10 million square feet of occupied space and join the University of Washington, Microsoft and Boeing Everett as the Puget Sound region's fourth major "non-Central Business District" employment center.

Shoreline Master Program Update

Tukwila is updating its Shoreline Master Program, the land use plan that governs the area within 200 feet of the river's edge on either side of the Green/Duwamish River. Cities and counties in Washington State with lakes and rivers that have been identified as a Shoreline of the State are required to prepare and adopt these plans. The draft document has been posted on the web site and we welcome your review and comments.

Tukwila Urban Center Plan for Southcenter

The City of Tukwila is preparing a draft urban center plan for the Southcenter area - one of the region's primary retail and employment centers. The Plan presents the community's vision for the evolution and continued growth of the area for the next 20 years, and establishes the primary means of regulating land use and development.


Contact Information:

Tukwila City Hall
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188-2544

Phone: 206 433-1800
Fax: 206 433-1833
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Email the Mayor's Office.