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.
Regional Fire Authority Annexation Steering Committee
The Tukwila City Council is continuing its investigation into annexing municipal fire services to the Kent Regional Fire Authority (RFA). In September 2014, the Council heard from the Fire Exploratory Committee, which was created to identify strategies for long-term sustainable fire services. After reviewing all options available, this committee recommended that the City explore the option of annexing to the Kent RFA.
As follow-up the Council motion, the Fire Service Steering Committee has been organized with volunteers from the residential and business community, as well as firefighters, City Councilmembers, City staff, and RFA representatives.
The City of Tukwila is partnering with BNSF Railway to study alternative access routes to their intermodal yard in Allentown. Trucks currently access the facility via 42nd Avenue S and S 124th Street through the neighborhood. The City is building upon previous studies by examining the feasibility of the previously-identified existing route options, evaluating them given current conditions and broad screening criteria. This study is essential in helping the City seek future funding for design and construction from State and Federal sources.
Tukwila’s inaugural Video Voters’ Guide now available
Watch 2 minute statements from the Tukwila candidates running for Mayor and City Council positions 2,4 & 6 in the 2015 general election to be held on November 3, 2015.
Voluntary Curtailment of Water Announced
Cascade Water Alliance announced today that it is joining Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Water and the City of Everett in asking residents and businesses for voluntary curtailment of their use of water by 10 percent of current projected use due to continuing drought conditions.
Cascade and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer Districts, get their drinking water from the Seattle water supply. Historic low river levels, combined with record-setting hot and dry weather have significantly increased the demand for water. These reductions in water use will help the region further maximize its water supply for people and fish.
Is your tree growing over the sidewalk? Not sure about
how to prune the tree you planted last fall? Does your
neighbor’s tree look unstable? Is your tree dropping a
lot of branches?
These are some of the common concerns that many
homeowners have regarding trees on their property
and in their neighborhood. Business owners, whose
properties often have trees planted as part of the required
landscaping on the site, can also have questions
about pruning and recognizing defects in trees. Here
in the Puget Sound, trees are part of our heritage and
should be valued for the many benefits they
provide -- not the least of which is shade during
these hot summer days. Properly caredfor
trees provide energy savings, wildlife
habitat, improved physical well-being, and
increased property values. Research also
shows that shoppers spend more money in
retail areas where there are trees providing
shade and a more welcoming shopping environment.
If you are unsure how to care for the trees
on your property, the City of Tukwila is here
to help. As part of a partnership with the
Washington Department of Natural Resources
and the U.S. Forest Service, the City
of Tukwila has produced two educational tree care videos:
• Pruning Landscape and Ornamental Trees
• Identifying Tree Defects
These videos were developed for homeowners and City
employees to teach basic pruning skills and provide
help in identifying potential tree problems. They are
available to watch anytime, showing ways to care for
your landscape trees.
These videos are intended to provide general
guidance. If you have concerns about
your trees, it’s a good idea to consult a
trained specialist – an ISA (International Society
of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist.
For business owners, using an ISA Certified
Arborist to make recommendations on your
landscaping can lengthen the life of the investment
you’ve made in your property, improve
both the overall health of your trees
and the look of your site, and keep potential
customers in your retail area longer. Additional
information and assistance in locating
a Certified Arborist can be found at
The following are significant construction projects currently in progress throughout the city. If you are traveling
on any of these roads, you may encounter delays or closures affecting your travel time.
Please follow the links below for detailed information including project updates and road closures.
Tukwila Facilities Needs
Assessment and Feasibility Study
The City of Tukwila is developing the first comprehensive study of its major facilities.
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 any future investment in City facilities.
Information and frequently asked questions about the CodeRED Emergency Response Notification System
can be accessed through the City's CodeRED page.
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