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Fort Lawton
BRAC Process
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As part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) process, the City of Seattle solicited Notices of Interest (NOI) for potential homeless and public benefit conveyance uses (see request and submissions below).

Out of the NOIs received as of the January 2007 deadline, the City selected the partners listed below. With the period for submitting NOIs closed, no other players can be added. See also a contact list for all partners.

  • Seattle Housing Authority
    Seattle Housing Authority is acting as lead developer for the redevelopment of the Fort Lawton site. It will help develop a master plan that includes housing, open space, infrastructure, habitat protection, etc.
  • Archdiocesan Housing Authority
    AHA will serve as a developer for homeless housing. AHA will work with United Indians of All Tribes (see below) to develop culturally appropriate services and ensure respect for the land.
  • YWCA
    YWCA will serve as a developer of homeless housing. The YWCA owns and operates permanent and transitional low-income apartments for women and their families.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/South King County
    Habitat for Humanity will develop affordable housing. The homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor — sweat equity — into building their Habitat house and they pay a no-profit, no-interest mortgage. 

Notices of Interest and Requests for Proposals
As part of the Fort Lawton redevelopment process, the City of Seattle solicited Notices of Interest (NOI) for potential homeless (see request and instructions) and public benefit conveyance (see request) uses.

Further, in early 2008, the City of Seattle sent out a Request for Proposals seeking a consultant team to assist in preparing a redevelopment plan for the 31-acre Fort Lawton Army Reserve Center.

As requested by participants at the March 29 Fort Lawton workshop, the City has posted here the NOIs and RFPs. Before publishing, the City reviewed the documents for information that is exempt from disclosure under the Public Disclosure Act and BRAC regulations.


Important note about NOIs:  As the Local Reuse Authority (LRA), the City of Seattle is charged with soliciting and evaluating notices of interest from homeless housing providers and representatives for other eligible public benefit uses.  While the LRA must select among the providers that submitted NOIs, the LRA is not required to accept the NOI exactly as proposed in the NOI application.  Rather, the LRA can work with the selected provider to develop the most appropriate housing or other public benefit program. 



page last updated: June 4, 2008

What's New

Army Schedule to Vacate Fort Lawton
As of March 2008, the Army plans to relocate 19 units to a new center at Fort Lewis, while two newly formed units will remain at Fort Lawton until August or September 2011. See below letters for further detail
- Dec. 6, 2008 Army letter
- Feb. 20, 2009 City's response

Final Plan Submitted
City Council approved the Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan on Sept. 22, 2008. The entire package was submitted to the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Oct. 13, 2008.

A hard copy of the entire package submitted to DOD and HUD is available for public review at both the Central Library and the Magnolia Library.

Where is Fort Lawton?

- View Discovery Park aerial photo/map

- View Fort Lawton aerial photo

- View Fort Lawton map

- View zoning map

Stay informed
To receive updates via email about the Fort Lawton redevelopment planning process, including public meetings, please email Laurie Ames.

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