Public meeting on Sea-Tac Airport impact study Nov. 6 at Burien City Hall

Department of Commerce hosts public information meeting about study of ongoing impact of growing operations at Sea-Tac International Airport

OLYMPIA, Wash.  –   The Washington State Department of Commerce and Stantec Consulting will host another in a series of public meetings to inform and engage area residents on a state study of the ongoing impacts of growing operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

WHEN:                Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE:              Burien City Hall, 400 SW 152nd St. Burien, WA 98166

The open house-style meeting will provide information on the study purpose, process and data-gathering efforts to date. Those attending will get an update on preliminary findings and next steps and will also have opportunities to give input. The committee consists of city officials from Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila, and six public representatives including Rep. Tina Orwall and Rep. Mike Pellicciotti.

Seattle-Tacoma ranks among the fastest-growing airports in the United States, with operations up 23% between 2014 and 2016, and continuing to climb.

The state Legislature requested the study last year to evaluate impacts on quality of life associated with Sea-Tac air traffic noise, public health, traffic, congestion, parking in residential areas, pedestrian access to and around the airport, public safety and crime within the cities, effects on residential and non-residential property values, and economic development opportunities.

The study is expected to be complete by June 2020. For more information visit the Commerce website.


Contact: Penny ThomasCommerce Communications, 206-256-6106

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