Fort Lawton included
in 2005 BRAC closures
2006 - July
City of Seattle recognized as Local Reuse Authority (LRA) by Department of Defense
2006 - Sept.
LRA makes surplus property available for homeless & public benefit conveyances
on Sept. 12
LRA workshop for those interested in homeless & public benefit conveyance applicants on Sept. 26
2006 - Oct/Dec
Community meetings on BRAC process
2007 - Feb.
Community meetings on Notices of Interest
2007 - April
Community meeting on next steps
2007 - Sept.
City Council ordinance on Ft. Lawton housing
2008 - Feb.
Community meeting announcing selected NOI’s & starting reuse plan process
2008 - March-July
Community meeting on homelessness & community workshops on reuse plan
2008 - July
Draft reuse plan done and presented to Mayor
2008 - Aug.
Reuse plan submitted to City Council
2008 - Sept.
City Council action on reuse plan
2008 - Oct.
Plan submitted to Federal Depts of Defense and Housing & Urban Development
page last updated: July 14, 2008
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
To receive updates via email about the Fort Lawton redevelopment planning process,
including public meetings, please email Laurie Ames.