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Fort Lawton
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Public Outreach

As Local Reuse Authority for the redevelopment of Fort Lawton, the City of Seattle is facilitating public involvement to create a plan that adheres to federal guidelines while ensuring Fort Lawton becomes a livable and diverse mixed-income community, balancing all of the priorities while appropriately fitting into the surrounding neighborhood.

Throughout 2006 and 2007, the City held a series of meetings to inform the public of the process for redevelopment and potential uses for the site, as well as to gather public feedback.

Since being named the local reuse authority, the City has identified partners and engaged the public in planning for the development of the reuse plan. See a contact list for all partners.

Redevelopment planning workshops:
The City and its partners held a series of public meetings to

See all pre-2008 meeting dates and relevent materials below.

Community Relations Plan workshops:
The purpose of the Community Relations Plan is for both the housing providers and neighborhood to work together to ensure that the housing is successful in the neighborhood. See the City's guidelines for developing a community relations plan.

We scheduled three planning meetings—May 19, June 2 and June 19 (this date has changed from June 16)—to gather community input in order to craft a plan. If you are unable to attend these meetings, you may also submit comments via email to Chris Jowell.

May 19 materials:

June 2 materials:

June 19 materials:

Pre-2008 public meetings:


page last updated: July 22, 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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