City Center Plan Update Project

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The City is currently engaged in Phase 1 of a two-phase project to update the City Center Plan.  The goal of Phase 1 is to identify a community and stakeholder vision for what the City Center area should be like over the next ten to twenty years.

Project News (Updated 11/1/2019)

  • DECEMBER 11, 2019 - YOU'RE INVITED:  Please join your neighbors at Community Planning Meeting #2 for City Center/Airport-Adjacent Neighborhoods (drop in any time between 6:30 & 8pm at McMicken Heights Elementary).  Give us your opinion on the draft vision for how the area should look now and grow in the future.  Click the following link to see the meeting flyer:  12/11  Community Meeting Invitation.
  • City Center Questionnaire Now Available Click "Here"

Community Engagement Activities

10/23/19:   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