Public Notices & Documents


Documents that may be of interest to you will be posted on this page.  

In accordance with RCW 42.30.075 (as amended), agendas for our monthly Board of Directors meetings

and other public meetings convened by the FWDA will be posted as soon as they have been approved for publication.

If you have a specific document request, please e-mail

The next meeting of the

FWDA Board of Directors

is scheduled for 

November 18, 2020 at 4:00

The agenda for that meeting will be available on this page when it has been approved for publication.


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 FWDA's Governing Documents

Amended Bylaws

Amended Charter

Third Operating Agreement

with City of Tacoma

Design Guidelines

FWDA Design Guidelines

Foss Waterway Owner's Association

Governing Documents

Other Important Links & Documents 


Tacoma's Shoreline Master Program


City of Tacoma Municipal Code

(Specifically: Title 13, pages 341-481)

Map of Public Esplanade Status


Sites 8 & 9

Feasibility Analysis

(January 2015)

Sites 8 & 9

Feasibility Analysis

(January 2015)

Proposed Site 8/9

Boundary Line Adjustment

Site 8/9

Record of Survey

Sites 8/9

Site Specific Cleanup Action Plan

(3 parts)

Site Specific Remedial Investigative Report

for Thea Foss Upland Properties

(February 26, 2002)

The document below covers Sites 8, 9 and others

Site Specific Remedial Investigation Work Plan

for Thea Foss Upland Properties

(May 25, 2000)

The document below covers Sites 8, 9 and others

Study of

Foss Waterway

Parking Development Potential

Site 10

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

(July 24, 2015)


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


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 28th.  You may direct inquiries to Norm Gollub at or to Louise Dreyer at until December 28, 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.  You may also use the City’s Tacoma First 311 system to be directed to the appropriate individual for your circumstance.

  • 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


  • 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.