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Growing demand for office space may aid city plan

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

Freei Networks' move to the downtown is an action city officials would like to see repeated by other companies. The city is pouring millions of dollars into transforming the downtown into a mixed-use mecca that they hope will draw people around the clock.Office buildings will play a key next step in officials' plans for making the downtown the economic focus of the city.

Consultant: City needs management team to oversee downtown

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"The downtown needs a manager and a Business Improvement District.That's the opinion of Hunter Interests Inc., the Maryland-based firm studying the pros and cons of constructing a public facility in the downtown. "

"International District could gain gateway, park soon"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"The gateway to the city's International District could open soon.Two 15-foot-tall gateway pieces of art will mark the district's entryway near the Indochine restaurant on Pacific Highway South, and will lead into a path and pocket park. "

City looks to save on jail costs

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"Troubled by jail costs at least 10 times higher than in 1991, Federal Way officials hope to start sending as many as 35 percent of the city's prisoners to more affordable jails in Chelan and Okanogan counties. "

"Michelle Harvey uses fun, care to influence others"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"Eleven-year-old Michelle Harvey already is adept at making creativity and leadership work hand in hand, says the leader of her Girl Scout troop. "

Two adult businesses granted extensions on relocating or closing

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"Video Blue and Deja Vu have one more year to operate out of their existing locations before they must close, substantially change their businesses or move elsewhere in the city. "

"$87,000 may go to the police drug unit"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"The Federal Way Department of Public Safety may get an $87,000 windfall for drug investigations.Officers seized the cash Aug. 18 from two men suspected of narcotics activities, said police spokesman Brett Hatfield "

FW man says overcoming addiction gives new lease on life

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"Chris Seiler refers to his drug-using years as a big mirage.Memories of his junior high and high school years sometimes nip at the corners of his brain like a word perched on the tip of a tongue. But for the most part, those memories escape him. He's left with the broad strokes but none of the details. "

Truman to gain aid of new local business

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

Big changes are coming to Harry Truman High School.A new tide of community involvement will benefit students at Federal Way's alternative school this year.

Fire department floats fall ballot measure

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"Area residents will see a levy measure from the Federal Way Fire Department on the Nov. 14 ballot.The department will ask voters whether they want to keep the present levy rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. "

City leaders seek more vibrant feel for downtown

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"In 10 to 20 years Federal Way's downtown could be identified by its string of mid-highrise buildings, condos, trendy restaurants and new street grid. "

Pacific Highway to close for parade

  • Aug 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 13, 2008 at 10:03AM

"Last September, Family Fest parade coordinator Hope Elder pleaded with the Federal Way City Council to support a more visible parade route.Someone listened. "

Street rod club draws looks and admiration

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

A string of street rods flashed like shiny Mardi Gras beads as they wove their way through Federal Way's streets Saturday.

Coates to leave legacy of progress

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

"Economic Development Executive Debra Coates, credited with attracting Capital One to Federal Way as well as bringing businesses in line with downtown plans like the sign code, has resigned. "

City needs help with free-pick blueberry farm

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

"In the war between the blackberries and the blueberries, volunteers can provide the latter with a tactical advantage. "

Cafe Arizona may convert from dance club to minicasino

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

"As a judge considers whether to allow Cafe Arizona to continue serving alcohol, the business is gearing up for a major change. "

Traffic hazards concern Belmor Park residents

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

"Jake Zodrow's confidence took as much of a hit as his car in a recent collision. About two weeks ago, the 81-year-old man drove his 1997 Mercedes out the entrance of the Belmor Park mobile home community As he turned left, his car was smashed by a car heading eastbound - to the tune of $10,000 in damage. Zodrow suffered no serious injuries, but wonders if he'll be too shaky to drive again once his car is repaired. He's just as concerned about other Belmor Park residents, all of whom are 55 or older, attempting to turn left from the park's entrance onto 324th Street and not making it. "

Cost could deter idea of farmers' market

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

"Growing up, Tacoma native Jackie Peterson watched hundreds of people munch burritos and stir fry while they bought produce and perused vendors' crafts at the Tacoma Farmers' Market.So when the Federal Way Arts Commission, which she serves on, brainstormed ways to attract people to this city's downtown, she was thrilled by the suggestion of a public market"

Downtown plan may not bring more traffic woes

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

">It's a familiar sight to anyone who's driven in Federal Way: seemingly endless lines of cars inching their way forward with little or no relief in sight.That, say some, brings worries that a new downtown area along Federal Way's busiest street, South 320th, will mean even more traffic for residents who regularly navigate in and out of town."

Traffic projects planned

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

"Work begins next week to widen South 320th Street and addadd two, left-turn lanes onto Pacific Highway South (Highway 99) and one right turn lane. Read about this and other planned projects."

Day camp fosters creativity

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

Every summer since 1970 the forest at Lloyd Gardner's West Hill estate has echoed with sounds of children at play. This year is no exception.

Couple celebrates their wedding anniversary for the 70th time

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

"Even now, 70 years after an impromptu, early morning wedding, Bud and Clara Emery struggle to explain what led them to marry.But she knows the celebration of their 70th anniversary on July 7 represents a significant milestone."

Top officers support putting police downtown

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:02AM

The city's three top cops say they support a Federal Way City Council proposal to move the police station downtown as part of a complex that would include the municipal court and City Hall.

"Police cheif may leave, department hit by audit"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:01AM

"As a councilmember calls for a state audit of the Federal Way Public Safety Department, it appears that Police Chief Ron Wood will leave his post.It is unclear whether the two issues are related."

"Crime, traffic top citizen concerns"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:01AM

Traffic and crime topped citizens' concerns in a survey the city conducted to help it with budget priorities in the wake of Initiative 695's passage.

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