Public meeting on Sea-Tac Airport impact study July 24 at Tyee High School

Department of Commerce hosts first public information meeting about study of ongoing impact of growing operations at airport.

The Washington State Department of Commerce and Stantec Consulting will host the first of several planned public meetings to inform and engage area residents on a state study of the ongoing impacts of growing operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The meeting is set for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 in the Tyee High School cafeteria, 4424 S. 188th St., SeaTac.

The open house-style meeting will provide information on the study purpose, process and data-gathering efforts to date. Those attending will also have opportunities to give input directly to the study leaders and members of the technical advisory committee. 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.

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