Development Opportunities

 

You’ll Like Working with Us
 

The Foss Waterway Development Authority welcomes the opportunity to partner with developers interested in expanding in our community.

 

Our main purpose is to sell publicly owned property on the waterway for development. We also lease some properties and manage parks and other business interests along the waterway.

 

We have established relationships with many agencies that have a role in development, enabling us to be an advocate for developers when working with regulatory agencies.

 

In addition to a package of site amenities, we offer assistance behind the scenes.

  • Interested parties meet early in the process to ensure a smooth approval process.

  • We try to maintain key contacts at each government agency to facilitate communication and needs.

Certain public documents maintained by the FWDA may be downloaded on our Public Notices & Documents page.

FWDA TO CLOSE IN 2020

The Foss Waterway Development Authority office location will be permanently closed and telephone service will be disconnected as of December 18, 2020.  However, staff will continue to work remotely and will be available via email until December 31st.  You may direct inquiries to Norm Gollub at ngollub@theafoss.com or to Louise Dreyer at ldreyer@theafoss.com until December 31, 2020.

As of January 1, 2021, all services formerly performed by FWDA will be conducted by the City of Tacoma or other agents, as noted below:

  • Development site interest:  Tacoma Community and Economic Development at 253-591-5039

 

  • City of Tacoma service requests (such as burned out street lights, graffiti, trash along Dock Street):  Tacoma First 311 (phone, app, or tablet/computer)

 

  • Special event permits and common area maintenance along the water side esplanade (litter, landscaping, etc.): Foss Waterway Owners Association care of HOA Community Solutions, 253-985-3812, Extension 102 or brenda@hoacommunitysolutions.com

 

  • Public access moorage at 535 Dock Street: Foss Waterway Seaport Museum at 253.272.2750 ext. 101.

 

  • Parks on the Foss:  Metro Parks Tacoma at 253-305-1022.