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, a plaza, 400 apartments (primarily for seniors), 4 live/work units, retail, and the headquarters of the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG).
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.
Do you want to live at Tukwila Village? If so, contact 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.
The King County Library System is construction the new Tukwila Library on the corner of Tukwila International Boulevard and South 144th Street. They anticipate it opening in January 2017.
Tukwila Village Development Associates (the developer) started grading, installing utilities, and foundation geo-piers (for Building B) in May 2015. TVDA started construction on Buildings C and D in July 2017 and will start installing geo-piers for Building E in August 2017. Construction is anticipated to be completed on Buildings C, D and E in late 2017 and Buildings A and B in late 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 developer submitted the first building permit applications in 2014. In August 2014 the developer and City signed an agreement giving site control to the developer and allowing the developer to start site and foundation work.
KCLA purchased its parcel of land from the City in May 2015. Soon after, KCLS selected Edifice Construction as the contractor and began construction. The library expects to open in January 2017.
In May 2015 the developer started grading the site and installing utilities and underground foundation infrastructure for Building B. In 2015 and 2016 the City completed consolidating the lots into developable sizes. In July 2016 the developer began construction on Buildings C and D. The developer expects to start foundation work on Building E in August 2016.
Construction is anticipated to be completed on Buildings C, D, and E in late 2017 and Buildings A and B in 2018.
For more information contact Economic Development Administrator Derek Speck.