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Tukwila Village  

The City of Tukwila is creating a special place in the heart of a neighborhood. We call this place 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, the City's neighborhood police resource center, a community meeting room, cafe, and a plaza/park in combination with other retail, office, live/work, or residential space.

Located at the intersection of Tukwila International Boulevard and South 144th Street, Tukwila Village is within 10 minutes of downtown Seattle, 5 minutes to SeaTac Airport, and walkable to the Tukwila light-rail station. The neighborhood around Tukwila Village is walkable to schools, parks and a grocery store.

♦   Tukwila Village Project Overview

We are seeking small, retail businesses!

If you are interested in opening a business in Tukwila Village please fill out this application.

For more information, contact Derek Speck.

Do you want to live at Tukwila Village? If so, contact Nikki at SHAG’s Discovery Center at 1-888-450-7424 and ask to be added to the interest list. When SHAG starts pre-leasing, they will contact you.


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Project Status:


On May 21 the library issued a bid notice. Bids were due June 18. The library selected Edifice Construction as the contractor. The library expects to start construction in August and open in fall 2016.

The developer started site grading and infrastructure on May 6, 2015. Construction is anticipated to be completed on Building A and Building C in late 2016, Building D and E in 2017, and Building B in 2018.


Recent Project History:

On June 6, 2011 the City Council selected Tukwila Village Development Associates, LLC (also known as the Senior Housing Assistance Group or "SHAG") as the master developer and authorized the Mayor to enter into negotiations. SHAG shares ownership and operations for over thirty multi-family housing developments in the Puget Sound. Their properties serve people of all ages with a strong emphasis on affordable senior housing. Also in June 2011, the City, King County Library System (KCLS), and developer began tri-party negotiations for KCLS to construct a branch library on a portion of the site.

Throughout 2011 and early 2012 the parties developed a conceptual site plan for the general location of the buildings and parking and continued negotiations. On November 17, 2011 the City hosted a community meeting to gather input on what type of activities and events the community would like to hold on the plaza or in the indoor commons. The draft deal terms with the developer and library were discussed at the City Council meeting on December 19, 2011. In June 2012 the Board of the KCLS Foundation voted to undertake a fundraising program to increase the size of the future Tukwila Library to be 10,000 square feet. The key deal terms between the City and KCLS were approved by the City Council on June 25, 2012. On October 22, 2012 the City Council approved the main agreement with Tukwila Village Development Associates (a Disposition and Development Agreement). The DDA was signed on October 30th. On November 28, 2012 the City and Developer hosted a community meeting to discuss the conceptual plans for the plaza and commons. On December 10, 2012 the City Council approved a Development Agreement (DA) for the project which was signed on December 21, 2012.

The Board of Architecture Review approved the design of the library on November 14, 2013 and of the first development phase (which includes the plaza and commons) on November 26, 2013. The BAR held a public hearing and approved the second development phase on March 27, 2014. The building permit applications were first submitted in 2014 with construction starting in fall 2014. The library purchased its portion of land in May 2015.

For more information contact Economic Development Administrator Derek Speck at derek.speck@tukwilawa.gov.



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April 7, 2008: Deadline for submission of Applications and Statement of Qualifications (Extended from March 31st)
May 23, 2008: City's selection of three most qualified developers and issuance of formal RFP
July 15, 2008: Deadline for submission of completed Proposals
July 16, 2008: Community Meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Foster High School
August 18, 2008: Developers presented proposals at the City Council meeting.
August 25, 2008: Council discussion of Tukwila Village
September 8, 2008: Council discussion of Tukwila Village
September 22, 2008: The City Council selected Tarragon as the developer for Tukwila Village
October 2008: City and Tarragon started negotiations.
March 2009: Norhtfield Carwash Demolished.
July 23, 2009: Planning Commission First Meeting on Zoning Changes
August 24, 2009: City Council Project Development Negotiations Update
August 27, 2009: Planning Commission Approved Zoning Changes
October 12, 2009: Public Hearing on proposed zoning amendment
October 19, 2009: City Council approved zoning amendment
May 17, 2010: City Council update on project status
June 2010: Tarragon withdraws from the process
August 23, 2010: City Council discussion on options
September 7, 2010: City Council decision on next steps
November 2010: King County Library System hires architect
February 28, 2011: City Council discussion on library and senior housing
March 7, 2011: City Council votes to support library and start developer selection process
March 14, 2011: City Council discussion of developer selection process
March 21, 2011: City Council approves developer selection process
March 30, 2011: City issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
April 29, 2011: Developer applications due
May 2-13, 2011: Applications available for public review
May 23, 2011: City Council discussion
June 6, 2011: City Council selected Tukwila Village Development Associates, LLC
November 17, 2011: Community meeting on plaza design
December 19, 2011: City Council discussion on deal terms with Tukwila Village Development Associates
June 25, 2012: City Council approval of key deal terms with King County Library System
August 23, 2012: KCLS public meeting on design for Tukwila Library
September 10, 2012: City Council presentation on deal terms with TVDA
September 24, 2012: City Council discussion on disposition and development agreement (DDA)
October 22, 2012: City Council approved DDA
November 28, 2012 Community meeting on site design and plaza & commons design
December 3, 2012 Council discussion and public hearing on the Development Agreement (DA)
December 10, 2012 Council decision on DA
July 10, 2013 Informational Meeting on design of phase one and library
November 14, 2013 Board of Architectural Review approved design of library
November 26, 2013 Board of Architectural Review approved design of phase one
August 1, 2014 Groundbreaking ceremony
January 26, 2015 City Council discussion on KCLS purchase and sale agreement.
February 2, 2015 City Council approves terms of P&S
March 2015 City and KCLS execute P&S
March 2015 City and KCLS execute street frontage agreement
April 23, 2015 City approves lot consolidation
May 6, 2015 TVDA starts grading the site!
May 15, 2015 City, TVDA & KCLS agree on declaration of shared access and parking easement
May 20, 2015 City and KCLS close escrow on sale of land for library
May 21, 2015 KCLS issues bid notice for construction
June 18, 2015 Bids due to KCLS
July 2015 KCLS selects Edifice Construction as contractor
August 2015 (Tentative) Construction starts on library
Summer 2015 (Tentative) Construction starts on Building A
Late 2016 (Tentative) Library, Building A, Building C & Plaza open



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City Staff Analyses

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Background Information

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Tukwila Village Groundbreaking Slideshow

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•  Site Plan as of 3/19/2012

•  B.A.R. Submittal - Tukwila Village Phase 2: Buildings D & E - 11/12/13   (58 mb)

•  Board of Architecture Review Meeting - 11/14/13

•  Tukwila Village Parking Notice of Determination Staff Report – October 2013

•  Tukwila Library Parking Notice of Determination Staff Report – October 2013

Plaza and Commons Community Meeting (11/28/12)

Plaza and Indoor Commons Community Meeting (11/17/11)

•  2012 Disposition and Development Agreement with TVDA

•  Urban Renewal Overlay Zone Regulations

•  2009 Urban Renewal Overlay Zone Map

•  Aerial Image

•  Contour Map

•  2011 King County Library System Site Analysis Narrative

•  2011 King County Library System Site Analysis Images

•  2011 Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

♦  2011 Trillium Application
♦  2011 Trillium Application - May 11 Addendum
♦  2011 SHAG Application
♦  2011 SHAG Application - May 11 Addendum

•  July 8, 2010 - Staff Memo - Tukwila Village Status Update

•  2008 Draft Term Sheet and Memo

•  2008 Focus Groups and Survey Results

•  2008 Tukwila Village Request For Proposals

•  8/2007 Tukwila Village Conceptual Analysis - Metrovation

•  2008 Tukwila Village Request For Qualifications

•  2008 RFQ Application and Instructions

•  2007 TIB Real Estate Market Analysis

♦  Executive Summary
♦  Presentation

•  2007 Tukwila Village Demographic Data

•  2007 Tukwila Village Demographic Map

•  Census 2000 Comparison Data

•  TIB Overview

•  TIB Roadway History

•  TIB Development Regulations Presentation

•  TIB Design Manual

•  Tukwila International Boulevard Revitalization and Urban Renewal Plans

•  TIB Demographics

•  TIB View Photos

•  Tukwila Future Developments

•  Tukwila Transit Frequency

•  Tukwila Transit Routes

Citizen Participation Survey

A survey was done to find out what kinds of retail stores, restaurants, services, and cultural spaces you would like to have there. Your answers helped us tailor the development to your needs.


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Tukwila Village Concept Art

Contact Information:

Derek Speck
Economic Development Administrator
Office of the Mayor
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 433-1832

Email Derek Speck