The City of Federal Way is embarking on the most notable urban transformation in King County. Join us on Tuesday, June 13, from 12-1 p.m. at the Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC) in Federal Way, where the demolition of the old Target building will soon occur. You will hear about Federal Way's downtown initiatives, where City leaders, staff, and the community will gather for the "Rising From The Dust" Demolition Ceremony.

While the demolition ceremony is not just about tearing down an old structure, it symbolizes the rebirth and progress of Federal Way, leaving behind the old and embracing a new beginning. The Town Center 3 (TC-3) Redevelopment Plan, which aims to revitalize downtown Federal Way and establish a strong foundation for future growth, signals to the region that Federal Way is open for business to whoever wants to be part of the action.

With Light Rail scheduled to open in 2026, we are working to create one of the most desirable downtown areas in King County.

β€œThis ceremony marks an exciting chapter in our City's evolution,” Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell said. β€œWith the City's acquisition of the former Target site in 2014, and our relentless efforts from the Town Square Park to the construction of the PAEC and Town Center Steps, we cannot wait to move Federal Way forward through this pivotal moment.”

Led by Community Development Director Keith Niven, the transformation of City-owned property downtown is already underway. One Trent, a reputable Seattle-based real estate development firm, is currently negotiating to bring the plan for TC-3 to life, ensuring a vibrant and diverse mixed-use area that meets the community's needs. With the involvement of an Advisory Group, the City is preparing to make big decisions on the future location of City Hall, which prioritizes community space; the vision of a thriving Federal Way is becoming a reality.

What to expect:

β€’ 11-11:30 a.m. - Media availability with Mayor Ferrell and Keith Niven

β€’ 11:40 a.m. - Complimentary appetizers and beverages

β€’ Noon – Hear from Mayor Ferrell, Niven, City Council Members, and a representative from One Trent

Media should RSVP for the event by contacting Communications Officer David Solano before noon on Friday, June 9, at (253) 350-4960 or