If you've driven by the site of the new Justice Center, you've most certainly noticed changes on Tukwila International Boulevard. On April 1 the City broke ground on the new facility that will house the Tukwila Police Department, Municipal Court and Emergency Operations Center. Workers have cleared the site, installed storm drainage on the north lot, excavated soils on the south lot, and are starting to install the drainage system on the southern property. The next big milestone: pouring the concrete for the building's footings, which will begin in mid-June.
Fire stations - Also underway is the construction of Fire Station 51 at the intersection of Southcenter Parkway and South 180th Street. The site has been graded, forms are being constructed for the footings, and concrete will begin being poured in mid-June. Fire Station 51 will no longer be the City's headquarters station; that function will move to the new Fire Station 52 on the City Hall Campus. Sitework on that project is scheduled to begin in July of this year.
Combined Public Works shops - The project team is developing a multi-step master plan for the new combined Public Works facility, phased over time to ensure seamless operations of Public Works throughout the transition. The site is just north of the Duwamish River, south of South 112th Street, in between East Marginal Way and Tukwila International Boulevard.
The City's website contains a lot of information on the Public Safety Plan, including renderings of the buildings and presentations on the public art that will be installed in the buildings. Soon it will also include construction camera feeds from the active projects.