City Center Plan Update Project

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The City is currently engaged in a two-phase project to replace the City Center Plan, which was adopted in 1999.  Phase 1 of the project, to establish an updated vision for the area, was completed in March 2020, with adoption of the Phase 1 Vision Report.  The report documents a community and stakeholder supported vision and development concept for the business and residential districts adjacent to the airport.  The main goal of Phase 2 of the project is to complete a sub-area plan that identifies how to implement this vision.  To access the Vision Report, click the links below.
City Center Plan Update Phase 1 Vision Report
Vision Report Appendices

Phase 1 Community Engagement Activities

12/ 11/2019 - Community Planning Meeting #2:  Confirm the Vision
Approximately fifteen people attended Community Planning Meeting #2, and provided input on the draft vision and principles for the commercial and residential areas adjacent to the airport.  This information will help staff and the project consultant to finalize the "Vision Report," which is anticipated to be completed in February.
Click the following links to see the materials presented at the meeting:
Presentation Slides
Display Boards - Part 1 
Display Boards - Part 2 (transportation) 

10/23/2019:   Community Planning Meeting #1 for City Center/Airport Adjacent - What's Your Vision? 
Approximately 32 people attended the first of two community planning meetings to provide input on what the City Center area is like now and what it could be in the future.   The focus of Community Planning Meeting #2, on December 11, will be on confirming this community vision.

Spring 2019:  Tyee High School Student Project
Last spring, students from Tyee High School’s Advanced Marketing Class worked with SeaTac Planning staff on various activities including creating infographics, collecting questionnaires and doing a “walking audit” to learn about the area.  This student project is one of multiple community engagement efforts City staff is undertaking as part of the City Center Plan Update Project. 
4/5/2019:  Presentation at City Hall
4/5/2019:  Information Boards for City Hall Student Presentation

Project Resources 

City Center & Related Plans & Codes
City Center Plan (1999)
Chapter 15.300 SMC:  City Center Overlay District
SeaTac/Airport Station Area Plan (former)
Comprehensive Plan Web Page
Selected Land Use & Community Design Policies

Economic & Market Studies
1998 City Center Market Review & Assessment of TOD Opportunities
2005 SeaTac/Airport Station Area Action Plan Market Analysis
2009 SeaTac/Airport Station Area Economic Benefit Study
2010 SeaTac/Airport Station Area Market Study
2012 Angle Lake Station Area (S 200th) Market Study
2018 Port of Seattle Airport Economic Impact Study

Transportation & Urban Design Studies
SeaTac/Airport Station Area Traffic Impact Memo
SeaTac/Airport Station Area Intersection Operations Memo
Draft Urban Design Report

PSRC Growing Transit Communities Compact Resolution
Opportunity Zone Map
Opportunity Zone Information Sheet
Noise Contour Map

More Information

To find out more about this project and how to get involved, please contact Senior Planner Kate Kaehny at 206.973.4834 or