Tukwila: We’re on the move | Chuck Parrish

The future of Tukwila is looking good. Have you noticed that the Museum of Flight is building a new aviation pavilion on their west campus? More aviation enthusiasts will be visiting our community.

The future of Tukwila is looking good. Have you noticed that the Museum of Flight is building a new aviation pavilion on their west campus? More aviation enthusiasts will be visiting our community.

Further south, Tukwila Village is under construction on Tukwila International Boulevard and South 144th Street.  It will include housing, retail, offices and a new King County Library.

In the Tukwila Urban Center, the transit center along Andover Park West (near Firestone) is completed. Moving east toward the former Circuit City site, we have the proposed Washington Place apartment and hotel facility. The old building is gone. Foundation work is under way, and building permits are being reviewed. This enterprise will be the tallest building in Tukwila. Farther east, a pedestrian/bicycle bridge will cross the Green River. Then, on the other side of West Valley Highway, we have the proposed Northwest Arena (event center). Just southeast of the proposed event center, we have the Tukwila Station serving bus, commuter rail and Amtrak. Do you see how these projects tie together?

These and other projects enhance the prospects of one another and suggest to other potential investors that Tukwila is the place to be.

Tukwila Reporter columnist Chuck Parrish can be reached via email at chuckparrish2009@gmail.com.

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