The Foss Waterway Development Authority (FWDA) was chartered by the City of Tacoma in 1996 and is charged with the revitalization and redevelopment of City and FWDA owned properties located along the Thea Foss Waterway.  Over the past 24 years, it has been successfully managing this downtown waterfront shoreline.

FWDA will be ending operations on or before December 31, 2020 when its Operating Agreement with the City officially ends.  Throughout 2020 various FWDA functions will be transitioning over to a variety of City of Tacoma departments.


For further information, please contact FWDA at: 253-597-8122.

Would you like to hold your event on the waterway? 
You may need a permit to use designated public areas.
E-mail Brenda Dickerson at the 
Foss Waterway Owners Association.
or call 253-985-3812

Please visit the following websites

for detailed information about other events that may be happening

on the waterway and in the surrounding community.

(Please contact Louise if you would like us to include a link to your organization's website.)

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

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