Contact Information:

Public Works Administration
6300 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 433-0179
Fax: 206 431-3665

Email the Public Works Dept.

Facilities Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study


The City of Tukwila is developing a long-term plan for City facilities, called the Facilities Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study. This is the first comprehensive study of all of the City’s major facilities, such as fire stations, maintenance shops and other public buildings. Just as we plan for population growth through our Comprehensive Plan, or major construction efforts through our Capital Improvement Plan, facilities planning allows us to meet our responsibility to ensure the long-term provisions of city services.

Why a plan for facilities?

Some of the City’s facilities are nearing the end of their useful lives. In addition, some that support the City’s core and emergency response functions are on soils prone to liquefaction in a seismic event, which puts them at risk of failure during an earthquake. The last major investment in facilities to support core city functions was nearly 40 years ago. Since then, the city has grown substantially, and the way it does business has changed dramatically over the last four decades.

Before investing in existing facilities, the City wishes to reassess its needs and the suitability of its current buildings, as well as better understand its long term needs. This study will guide future investment in City facilities.

The Process

The City is currently in phase three of a four-phase effort, which consists of:

Draft Analysis Materials

All materials below are draft documents and were produced for the planning process. No decisions have been made.

Phase 1 Council Work Session

January 13, 2014


 Phase 2 Council Check In

April 14, 2014


Phase 2 Council Work Session

May 12, 2014


Phase 3 Council Work Session

December 15, 2014


Phase 4 Update and Discussion

June 22, 2015 – City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting


August 19, 2015 – Steering Committee Meeting


November 18, 2015 – Steering Committee Meeting


December 14, 2015 – City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting