Public forums June 19 on light rail, downtown development

Sound Transit open house: The public is invited to discuss alternatives to light rail at an open house 3 to 6 p.m. June 19 at the Federal Way Transit Center, 31621 23rd Ave. S. The conversation will focus on extending Link light rail from SeaTac to the Kent/Des Moines and Federal Way areas. The current work will support efforts to reach the Kent/Des Moines area in 2023 and go further when funding is available. Visit

Downtown development: Developer Lorig Associates is evaluating a potential mixed-use development in downtown Federal Way. They invite residents to a “coffee and conversation” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Hampton Inn and Suites to discuss potential interest in new urban living options in the city center. Info:


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