We’re a month into 2017, and there’s already plenty of news coming out of our work on our Master Plan Update. We’ve been meeting with our neighbors, brainstorming about uses at the Airport and prepping for the next community briefing Feb. 7 in Tukwila. Here’s the full roundup of things we’re working on:
Airport Working Group discusses Master Plan Update
Building off of key airport information collected in 2016, including inventory and forecasts and capacity and facility requirements, the Working Group met Tuesday, Jan. 31, to discuss an initial set of options from the airport planning team that explore different land uses available at King County International Airport/Boeing Field. The group offered plenty of feedback. The Airport planning team is taking that feedback into account as it continues to refine and analyze draft options. The Working Group will reconvene in coming months to discuss the refined draft alternatives and analysis.
Second open house rescheduled for Spring 2017
King County decided to reschedule the Jan. 31 community open house that focused on the Master Plan alternatives. Airport staff opted to wait until an additional analysis of potential benefits and trade-offs is complete before getting community review and input. Stay tuned for additional details on the timing of the rescheduled open house in the coming weeks.
Briefing neighbors on the planning process
The airport planning team has visited several neighborhood groups over the last few months. These briefings are intended to inform Airport neighbors about the Master Plan Update, collect feedback on key community concerns and issues and share how to stay engaged throughout the planning process. A big “thanks” to the South Park Neighborhood Association, North Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association, Georgetown Community Council and Georgetown Merchants Association – groups who have already provided airport staff the opportunity to talk about the planning process and answer questions.
Tukwila briefing up next
The next briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 7 -8:30 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S. This briefing is intended to give Allentown, Duwamish and other interested Tukwila neighbors an opportunity to learn more about the planning process. The event is free and open to the public.
We want to hear from you!
Let us know if you have any comments or questions regarding the Master Plan Update by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 206-263-2447.