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Foss Waterway Development Authority

  • 535 E Dock St Ste 204
  • Tacoma, WA 98402-4630
  • [253] 597-8122  |  [888] 328-8122

Waterfront development in downtown Tacoma. Recreation, retail, attractions, housing, office.

The Foss Waterway Development Authority has established relationships with agencies that have a role in development. We can be an advocate for developers when working with regulatory agencies. 

The Tacoma City Council formed the seven-member Foss Waterway Development Authority Board (FWDA) in 1996 to oversee property development and marketing of the publicly-owned Foss Waterway property. 

Since then, FWDA's efforts have set precedents in planning, engineering, environmental cleanup and cooperation with regulatory agencies. Public input has been implemented. City leaders have streamlined building permit guidelines. It all says a positive 'welcome" to developers. 

Today the FWDA sells or leases Foss Waterway property for development. We also manage leasehold properties and business interests on our own properties.