From our sister site The SeaTac Blog:

The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto collision on Saturday, Dec. 8.

“I am heartbroken by the loss,” SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley said. ”She was a welcome addition to the Council and brought a fresh voice and unique perspective to the City. She will be missed at City Hall and her loss will impact the entire community.”

“We are devastated by the news of her passing,” SeaTac City Manager Joseph Scorcio added. “Over the years, City staff has worked extensively with Ahmed. She was such a positive force and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those she served.”

Around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Ahmed was involved in a fatal head-on collision on South 188th Street and 16th Avenue South in the City of SeaTac (read previous coverage here). The SeaTac Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

On Oct. 13, 2018, the City Council unanimously appointed 52-year-old Ahmed to fill vacant Council Position Number 5 through the November 2019 certification of the General Election. Ahmed was a Human Services and Non-Profit Executive. Ahmed worked in the human service field in SeaTac since 2002.

FUNDRAISER CREATED
An online fundraiser has been created by the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce to honor the legacy of SeaTac City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who tragically passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto collision on Saturday, Dec. 8:

The Chamber and all of South King County joins in mourning the loss of Amina. The loss is tragic and unexpected and her family could use our support as they lay her to rest.

Please help join with us to support her family as we will continue to share her passion and dedication to the community she loved and worked for.

All additional proceeds raised will benefit the organizations and work that Amina pledged her life for.

To donate, click here:
https://www.gofundme.com/amina-ahmed-funeral-expenses

As of Monday, Dec. 10, $1,830 of the $10,000 goal had been met.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Everyone at South King Media sends their deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Amina.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding nine great Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is a modern design with two kitchens:

Newer construction minutes from downtown Seattle!

Don’t miss this high end two story home with fully finished daylight basement.

Main floor has dream kitchen and great room concept family room and dining room area.

Upstairs spacious master bedroom has its own deck and full bath.Upstairs also has 2 more bedrooms, a full bath and a leisure loft or bonus room.

Downstairs has 2 more bedrooms, full bath, rec room and a second kitchen or junior kitchen area (MIL).

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10422 2nd Place SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1391497
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,710 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,060 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a brand new designer home in Tukwila:

One of three homes in this location!

This immaculate home has it all, ideal location, high quality finishes and a contemporary great room design.

Main floor den and bathroom with shower.

This home features quartz counters, soft close cabinetry, gas range, walk-in pantry, and hardwood-look flooring.

Dream master bedroom with vaulted ceilings,five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Covered outdoor area. Landscaped and fenced.

Easy access to downtown, airport, buses and light rail.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Dec. 7: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 8: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14419 45th Lane S., Tukwila, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,950
  • MLS Number: 1364871
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,930 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,475 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


In the heart of a revitalized neighborhood lives this spacious home on a large, useable lot:

Mid Century gem with many updates, gleaming hardwoods, new carpet, LED lighting & fresh paint on interior/exterior.

Tons of great open space w/flowing floor plan.

Main living room is massive!

Partially finished daylight basement has so much including shop, storage & access to oversized 2 car garage.

Lots of extra pking!

Pvt fenced yard.

Close to DT, mall & walk to light-rail.

Future re-zoning adds major value!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Dec. 9: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4036 Southcenter Blvd., Tukwila, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1389293
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,900 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 13,950 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a home with gorgeous views of Puget Sound in a captivating setting!

Secluded, wonderful bluff location on a Sylvan hillside.

Main floor boasts French doors, slate entry and a chefs style kitchen complete with double ovens and gas range.

Main floor master with its own bath and walk in closet along with two more bedrooms on main.

Downstairs has an over-sized family room with fireplace, another bedroom and a 3/4 bath.

Home has an entertainment size decks plus hot tub.

Lot A Beach Rights to the Cove.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 17055 16th Ave SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,960
  • MLS Number: 1387698
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2.540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 16,998 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a brand new home with contemporary style and a spacious open floor plan:

This beautiful new two story home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, garage with extra shop/storage area, and a den/guest suite.

The main floor living space opens to a designer island kitchen, great room and dining area with access to a covered outdoor living space.

Master suite with luxurious five-piece bath and walk-in closet. Junior master with its own bath.

Upstairs laundry.

Large yard.

Ideal location with easy access to downtown and more.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16825 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1364702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,018 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,245 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a brand new home with contemporary style and a spacious open floor plan:

This beautiful new two story home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, garage with extra shop/storage area, and a den/guest suite.

The main floor living space opens to a designer island kitchen, great room and dining area with access to a covered outdoor living space.

Master suite with luxurious five-piece bath and walk-in closet. Junior master with its own bath.

Upstairs laundry.

Large yard.

Ideal location with easy access to downtown and more.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16825 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1364702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,018 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,245 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a mid-century modern masterpiece located in coveted Normandy Terrace:

Gorgeous views of Puget Sound and Mountains.

Ideal natural light-filled, great room concept floor plan opens to view deck.

Spacious kitchen with 6 stool eating bar and double oven.

Master suite is complete with 5 piece master bath, walk-in closet, fireplace and view deck.

Over-sized family room down.

Home has 4 bedrooms, den, extra finished room and 5 bathrooms.

Efficient gas fired hot water heat.

Lot A beach rights to the Cove!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Dec. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18164 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,195,000
  • MLS Number: 1370862
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,900 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,647 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • French Doors
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a modern design, newer construction minutes from downtown Seattle:

Dont miss this high end two story home with a daylight basement.

Main floor has dream kitchen and a great room concept floor plan.

Kitchen has over-sized breakfast bar. Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with its own deck.

Upstairs has two more bedrooms, a full bath and a leisure loft or bonus room.

Downstairs has two more bedrooms, full bath and a large rec room.

Ideal location has easy access to everything.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10428 2nd Place SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1356702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,710 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,060 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a contemporary style with a desirable location:

Home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

The main floor also has a great room concept that accessing a perfect outdoor living space.

The second floor master has a five-piece master bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

This location is minutes from downtown Seattle with easy access to everything.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and RV parking.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3426 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $617,950
  • MLS Number: 1298686
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,794 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,794 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


And finally – say hello to Rainier Ridge, Lot 2 – 1 of 4 homes:

Well designed impressive new construction!

It has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space. A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1925 S. 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $774,950
  • MLS Number: 1269139
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,037 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS:

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

UPDATE: Des Moines Gospel Chapel’s Taproot Theatre Christmas Play – Foolish Wiseman by Sean Gaffney – has been MOVED to Sunday, Dec. 23, starting at 11 a.m.

  • Family, friends and neighbors are most welcome!
  • Enjoy light refreshments following the play.
  • For more info, email [email protected].

Des Moines Gospel Chapel is located at 21914 7th Avenue South, Des Moines, WA 98198 • 206.878.2145 • DMGC.ORG

Des Moines United Methodist Church is presenting two Holiday events this weekend:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Children’s Fun Day – crafts, games, stories, movie, lunch. FREE for all kids 4-10 – all are welcome! Kids Christmas Fun Day will be held in Fellowship Hall.
  • Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.: Boeing Employee Choir, Admission FREE, donations accepted for the Des Moines area food bank – all are welcome!

Des Moines United Methodist Church is located at 22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines 98198; phone: 206-878-8301.

More info at desmoinesumc.org.

REMINDER: Destination Des Moines will be kicking off the holidays with its annual Tree Lighting this FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Big Catch Plaza.

This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland.”

Dress in Festive WARM attire and enjoy Hot Cocoa & Cookies from John L Scott, Face Painting from Anthony’s Homeport, Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus and their ’57 Chevy Sleigh, and so much more.

“Thank you to the Des Moines Elementary Band for continuing the tradition of live holiday music with the kids.”

Family Friendly FUN in Des Moines!

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/645091682554947/

Big Catch Plaza is located at the corner of 216th and Marine View Drive:

Education IS Economic Development

By Andrea H. Reay
CEO/President
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

When I first started working in and with community organizations focused on economic development most of my colleagues and partners did not understand the link between education and economic development. There might have been a cursory awareness that most people realized that the more education a student received the higher their life time earning potential would be. But there was still a separation between who should be involved and dedicated to education and workforce initiatives and why. I’m happy to say that times have changed. Today, most businesses recognize just how important investing in education and workforce programs are and are committed to providing leadership with real outcomes that benefit our community.

So why the shift? Simply put, we are running out of workers. Businesses that would like to grow and expand in our region are limited because they cannot hire enough people to increase productivity. Unemployment is at an all-time low here in the Pacific Northwest. That is an excellent indicator of just how strong and robust our regional economy is. However, there is still a disconnect between the family wage jobs available in our community and the workers with the skills necessary to take those jobs. There is a workforce shortage, and equally at play is a skill shortage. Our Chamber is dedicated to building that bridge and to find an end to end, business led solution to both the worker and skill shortage. That is why we launched our Success Foundation late last year. With less than a year of activity and work we have identified several key partners and stakeholders to leverage our commitment to both our businesses and our community and truly raise the tide for South King County.

How are we doing this? We’re building a workforce coalition of members and partners. The Workforce Innovation Network (W.I.N. for short) was formed because we all win when our businesses can grow, and our community is rightfully employed. As Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” We’re also launching an Exploring Post with Scouts BSA this summer to introduce our local youth to a world of work outside their immediate frame of reference and experience. Together, with our members and partners we will inspire, mentor and coach our next generation of leaders.

This work is necessary. This work will provide sustainable economic development and lift our community out of poverty in just one generation. But we cannot do this work alone. At this time of year, when we are all looking to give back to our community and refocus how we spend our time, talent and treasure, I encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about our Education and Workforce Initiatives here at the Chamber. Maybe your business is interested in joining our coalition? Maybe you have time and could volunteer at our Exploring Post this summer? Maybe you have money left in your budget to make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year? Any and all help is much appreciated and will go a long way to ensure that our community is ready to meet any and all future challenges.

For more information about our Success Foundation and the specific initiatives, please visit our website http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/successfoundation, send an email to our Foundation Director, Elizabeth Fitzgerald at [email protected] or give our office a call (206) 575-1633.

Andrea H. Reay is the President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – “A voice for business, a leader in the community.” Seattle Southside Chamber has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.

For more information on the Chamber, including member benefits and resources, please visit www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com.

On Monday, Dec. 3 at around 2:30 p.m., Des Moines Police Officers responded to a residential burglary in the 23900 block of 20th Ave South near Highline College (map below).

Police said that the homeowner had access to a security camera within his residence, and that he had witnessed a white male approximately 30 to 40 years of age lurking in his home after breaking out a rear window.

The suspect was described as being tall and thin wearing a light gray jacket, blue jeans and black gloves.

He stole personal items from the home, including jewelry, cash and clothing, before exiting through the front door.

An area check was completed by Des Moines Police staff, as witnessed in this photo below courtesy Stephen Baklund:

The incident is an open investigation and will be reviewed by Detectives.

In what will be a major upgrade for international passengers, the final structural roof beam was raised by a crane and safely put in place on Tuesday, Dec. 4, marking the latest construction milestone of the new International Arrivals Facility at Sea-Tac Airport.

The ‘topping off’ of the main IAF structure highlights that the project is rapidly progressing towards its scheduled opening in the fall of 2020 when the new 450,000 square-foot grand hall will be five times larger than the current 1970’s-era facility.

Here’s more from the Port:

“We are on our way to creating a significantly better experience for our arriving international visitors and residents here at Sea-Tac and providing a much more welcoming facility reflective of our region’s quality,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney Gregoire. “We appreciate the effort from all of our partners to come together and get this done for the benefit of passengers. This is another step in making it all a reality soon!”

The final structural roof beam was raised by a crane and safely put in place Tuesday, marking the latest construction milestone of the new IAF at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. From left to right: Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman; POS Commission President Courtney Gregoire; Monte Anderson, Executive Secretary, Seattle Building & Construction Trades Council; Steve Metruck, Port of Seattle Executive Director; POS Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck; POS Commissioner Ryan Calkins; Sea-Tac Airport Managing Director Lance Lyttle; Delta Air Lines Vice President-Seattle Tony Gonchar; Clark Construction VP and Project Director Brian Ahern; All Nippon Airways VP and General Manager Gary Weiss; POS Commissioner Stephanie Bowman; and Alaska Airlines Vice President of External Relations Diana Birkett Rakow.

Sea-Tac continues to see significant growth in the number of international airlines. In 2018, three new airlines began service, with three more scheduled for 2019. Over the last decade, the number of passengers requiring U.S. Customs clearance at Sea-Tac doubled. Passenger volume during peak periods climbs well above the levels the current facility was meant to hold. As a result, passengers often must wait in airplanes at the gate, or in current hallways, before going through customs or picking up luggage.

“Like the other stakeholders of this region, Delta long ago saw the potential for Sea-Tac to expand its reach and become a truly world-class international gateway,” said Tony Gonchar, Delta’s Vice President-Seattle. “Today’s milestone brings us closer to that vision. As Seattle’s largest global airline and the largest future user of this facility, we know our customers and this region are ready for the benefits to come.”

“We look forward to the successful and timely completion of the new International Arrivals Facility to serve this dynamic region. We are proud to work with Sea-Tac Airport and Alaska Global Partners to offer our Mileage Plan members more opportunities for international travel than ever before,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines Vice President of external relations. “By next summer, our partners will offer upwards of 80 flights per week out of Sea-Tac – more than any other airline or alliance group.”

“As Chair of the International Station Managers here at Sea-Tac, and on behalf of the international carriers serving the airport, we are very excited to reach this construction milestone. We can’t wait to share this facility with our incoming guests,” said All Nippon Airways VP and General Manager, Gary Weiss.

The International Arrivals Facility Program is expected to support approximately 10,600 jobs, including 500 jobs a day during a months-long peak construction period.

Tradesmen shake hands after guiding the final beam into place on the International Arrivals Facility at Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday.

“With this incredible economic boom the Seattle region is experiencing, we hear a lot about the historic records being broken on jobs and the number of construction cranes in the sky. But what we don’t hear enough about is the human upside: beneath all of the hardhats are real, local people who are working hard day in and day out for this economy,” said Monty Anderson, Executive Secretary, Seattle Building & Construction Trades Council. “The investments here at the airport are creating thousands of good, family-wage jobs from our local communities and will help build the next generation of construction workers, opening new doors through apprenticeships for women, people of color, veterans, and others who are disadvantaged.”

The IAF is the most complex capital development program in the history of the 69-year-old airport that includes the main IAF facility for baggage claim and customs processing, an 85-foot high aerial walkway that will connect passengers from the South Satellite, and a new security corridor that will allow dual use of gates on Concourse A for both international and domestic arriving flights.

“The Topping Off Ceremony is a time to reflect on the progress we’ve made on this project – and we are incredibly proud of what our collective team has accomplished to date. It is also an opportunity to look ahead at what we have yet to achieve and reaffirm our commitment to delivering a project of which all stakeholders can be proud,” said Brian Ahern, Clark Construction Vice President and Project Director in charge of construction of the IAF. “We look forward to continuing the spirit of collaboration that has been established on site and working side-by-side with Port of Seattle and airline representatives to deliver the IAF safely, swiftly, and successfully.”

Construction is scheduled to be complete by May 31, 2020 with facility activation and testing to follow for public use opening in the fall of 2020.

You can find more information on the IAF project online as well as a time-lapse video of the current construction on the Port of Seattle’s YouTube channel.

Here’s a live Facebook feed courtesy the Port:

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help finding a suspect wanted in connection with the drive-by shooting of a 13-year old boy on Nov. 26 on Pacific Highway South.

The teen suffered a non-life threatening injury from the shooting in the 23000 block of Pacific Highway South.

Police have since received information that the suspect vehicle is this blue 1999 Honda Civic with Washington License AKU8731:

On Nov. 7, 2018, this vehicle was reported stolen to the Bellevue Police Department.

“Our agency is aware this vehicle has been observed within the South King County area since the date of the theft,” Sgt. David Mohr said.

The suspect Honda has damage to the driver’s side front quarter panel.

The Des Moines Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating this vehicle. The occupants are considered armed and dangerous.

If this vehicle is observed or located please call 911 immediately.

If you have any information or tips concerning this case (#18-3025), please contact the Des Moines Police Department at (206) 878-3301.

 

The Des Moines Police Department, in partnership with the Des Moines Police Foundation, is sponsoring its 6th annual Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS).

Among the many other things they do, HCSATS provides examination, interview and therapy services for children who are the victims of sexual assault and other abuse or traumatic incidents.

The gift of a small toy, blanket or stuffed animal during their visits may bring some joy to their otherwise stressful and unpleasant situation.

New, unwrapped toy donations can be brought to the Des Moines Police Department, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also purchase a toy online and have it shipped directly to us at:

Des Moines Police Department
Attn: Toy Drive
21900 11th Ave S.
Des Moines, WA 98198

A monetary donation can be made by mailing a check made out to the Des Moines Police Foundation with “HCSATS Toy Drive” in the memo line to 21900 11th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198.

Given the clinical setting HCSATS operates in, storage is limited. If you consider donating a toy, please be mindful about the size of the item and have it to us by January 4th, 2019, so we can prepare to deliver them to HCSATS.

Thank you for your consideration!

The Des Moines Police Department will be offering FREE training on how to respond during an active shooter situation on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center.

These events are occurring at exponential rates in our society.

We can no longer wonder if, but when it will happen and where will it occur. We believe citizens should be prepared so that they will know what to do.

Registration is required – please call 206-870-7619.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1820839184681800/

The Des Moines Activity Center is located at 2045 South 216th Street:

From Advertiser Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority:

Seattle Southside’s Holiday “To-Don’t” List

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) has created a travel/gift guide to help you plan your holiday shopping and travelling. The Holiday To-Don’t List is a digital gift guide and winter vacation planner for visitors and locals alike. 

The “to-don’t” list is a tongue-in-cheek guide to help you maintain your sanity during holiday travel. Some of the to-don’ts include:

“Don’t miss out on family fun. Save the tantrum for losing at monopoly,”

and

“Don’t get hangry. You’re going to need the knife and fork for pumpkin pie.”

The guide is also full of Seattle Southside winter itineraries, a holiday event calendar, and a gift guide featuring unique items from Seattle Southside’s boutique shops, world-class restaurants, and popular attractions. 

Staycation packages are a great way for locals to unwind during the chaos of the holiday season. While the kids are on a break from school, it’s a good time to seek a little R&R in a hotel (especially if that hotel has an indoor pool!) before the stress of family dinners, winter travel, and frequent shopping trips. During your stay, you should stop by Santa’s Landing Party at The Museum of Flight or head down to Redondo to watch the Argosy Christmas Ships light up the Sound. 

Flying out from Sea-Tac for the holidays? Take advantage of several Park, Stay, & Fly packages to minimize the hassle of travel before departure. Shuttle transportation to and from the airport and the cost of parking are typically included in an overnight stay at a hotel near the airport. By staying in Seattle Southside, the day before your trip, holiday shopping can be wrapped up, the kids can release some steam, parents can relax, and the whole family can enjoy a hot meal at one of the world-class restaurants in Seattle’s backyard. 

Lastly, the guide features several customized itineraries for the winter months. The “Family Fun” itinerary will take you high-speed go-karting at SyKart and bowling at Round 1. The “Treat Yourself” itinerary will guide you through a relaxing getaway including The Spa at Cedarbrook Lodge and a beachfront dinner at Salty’s at Redondo.

The Seattle Southside holiday travel guide can be downloaded for free here. For even more holiday fun, check out Seattle Southside’s Winter Holiday page for more winter itineraries, holiday events, and seasonal recipes. 

Happy Holidays! 

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding eight great Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is this brand new designer home in Tukwila:

One of three homes in this location!

This immaculate home has it all, ideal location, high quality finishes and a contemporary great room design.

Main floor den and bathroom with shower.

This home features quartz counters, soft close cabinetry, gas range, walk-in pantry, and hardwood-look flooring.

Dream master bedroom with vaulted ceilings,five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Covered outdoor area. Landscaped and fenced.

Easy access to downtown, airport, buses and light rail.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Nov. 30: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 1: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14419 45th Lane S., Tukwila, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,950
  • MLS Number: 1364871
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,930 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,475 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


In the heart of a revitalized neighborhood lives this spacious home on a large, useable lot:

Mid Century gem with many updates, gleaming hardwoods, new carpet, LED lighting & fresh paint on interior/exterior.

Tons of great open space w/flowing floor plan.

Main living room is massive!

Partially finished daylight basement has so much including shop, storage & access to oversized 2 car garage.

Lots of extra pking!

Pvt fenced yard.

Close to DT, mall & walk to light-rail.

Future re-zoning adds major value!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 2: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4036 Southcenter Blvd., Tukwila, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1389293
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,900 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 13,950 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a brand new home with contemporary style and a spacious open floor plan:

This beautiful new two story home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, garage with extra shop/storage area, and a den/guest suite.

The main floor living space opens to a designer island kitchen, great room and dining area with access to a covered outdoor living space.

Master suite with luxurious five-piece bath and walk-in closet. Junior master with its own bath.

Upstairs laundry.

Large yard.

Ideal location with easy access to downtown and more.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 2: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16825 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1364702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,018 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,245 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a spacious 4 bd/2.5 bth home in the desirable Blakley Manor neighborhood, which offers the best of two worlds:

Incredibly convenient location w/ access to freeways, downtown Seattle, airport, parks, new PCC, shopping & restaurants.

You won’t have to sacrifice convenience for privacy with this large lush lot that is a gardener’s paradise.

Plenty of space for outdoor play, pets and hobbies in the over-sized shed.

Inside you’ll enjoy a very functional floor plan with large rooms and hardwood floors.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Dec. 2: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 229 S. 168th Street, Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $524,900
  • MLS Number: 1385539
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,350 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,276 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Security System
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a captivating, immaculate new 5-bedroom home in Tukwila:

This immaculate home has it all — ideal location, high quality finishes and a contemporary great room design.

Main floor den and bathroom with shower.

This home features quartz counters, soft close cabinetry, gas range, walk-in pantry, and hardwood-look flooring.

Dream master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Covered outdoor area is perfect for year round use.

Landscaped and fenced.

Easy access to downtown, airport, light rail and buses.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Nov. 30: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 1: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14411 45th Lane S., Tukwila, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,950
  • MLS Number: 1348322
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,930 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,475 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House has spectacular sunsets, boardwalk strolls, seasonal Farmers Markets, concerts in the park, trail hikes and more, all just footsteps from your front door in this Des Moines Condo:

Boat lover’s paradise here at The Cliff House overlooking The Des Moines Marina.

This spacious end unit condo welcomes you with walls of windows offering a backdrop for every season of endless sound and mountain views.

Over 1,600 sq feet with two bedrooms, two tastefully remodeled bathrooms and a beautiful designer kitchen with custom cabinetry.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 22211 Cliff Ave S., Unit 101, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,500
  • MLS Number: 1372762
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,606 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Disabled Access
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Say hello to Rainier Ridge, Lot 2 – this home is 1 of 4 homes:

Well designed impressive new construction!

It has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space. A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 2: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1925 S. 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1269139
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,037 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS:

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a contemporary style in a desirable location:

Home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

The main floor also has a great room concept that accessing a perfect outdoor living space.

The second floor master has a five-piece master bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

This location is minutes from downtown Seattle with easy access to everything.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and RV parking.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Dec. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 2: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3426 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $624,950
  • MLS Number: 1298686
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,794 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,794 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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The 43rd annual FREE Community Choir Christmas Concert will be held this Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.

You will have a chance to hear the St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and the Grace Lutheran Church choirs each perform 2 individual selections and hear 3 mass choir numbers along with the music of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. The Grace Lutheran handbell ensemble will perform along with a string quartet.

You will also have the opportunity for you to join in singing a number of your favorite Christmas carols too.

This is a wonderful free musical experience for the whole family and a joyous beginning to the Advent/Holiday season. Nursery will be provided and a free reception will follow the concert in the Grace Lutheran Fellowship Hall.

In keeping with the tradition of this annual concert a free will offering will be taken and the proceeds will be given to the Des Moines Food Bank.

“We would also like to thank the Highline College Music Department for providing the choral risers for this community concert.”

More info at https://www.gotgrace.com.

So please join us in this fun, delightful and free 43rd Annual Community Choir Christmas Concert this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 22975 24th Avenue South, Des Moines, WA. 98198:

Courtesy Normandy Park resident Michael Snyder:

Thunderstorm on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

Quite the storm last night (Tuesday, Nov. 27), knocking power out to over 10,000 people in the immediate area.

***If anyone has any lightning strike, water runoff, wind damage*** from Tuesday night I would love to come document it (please DM @guyinjeep16). I’m very curious as to where this lightning hit exactly in the picture shown. I made a crude image estimate of where it would have struck.

There was also a low-topped supercell thunderstorm that moved over Vashon island, across the sound and just south of Marine View Park. I’m very curious if anyone got tree damage between Normandy Park and the Des Moines Pier area. It looked like it may have tried to touchdown as it transition from the Puget Sound and over the rise in terrain. I’ll include a couple pictures here and link a video of the storm from last night that I made:

You can also follow Michel on Twitter if you want to know the latest weather forecasts and what areas he is monitoring:

And here’s a feed from Michael’s live weather station:

The Port of Seattle passed one of its most significant budgets in the last decade this week, continuing its major investments in infrastructure and facilities, and charting a new course for community and environmental programs.

The budget reflects the Port’s response to sustained increase in demand for Port services for the last few years, and lays out new strategies for accommodating future needs.

“The 2019 budget continues the major improvements happening at Sea-Tac Airport (North Satellite, IAF, baggage handling) and includes a few new items,” said Perry Cooper, Senior Manager of Media Relations.

One of those new items appears to include a $1.39 property tax increase to the Port, rising from $68.80 per year in 2018 to $70.20 per year in 2019. In 2018, of the $5.6 billion that King County collected in property taxes, just 1.3 percent went to the Port of Seattle.

Also, a South King County Support Program fund will provide support for Sea-Tac Airport area communities. The 2019-2023 budget blueprint allows up to $10 million for the South King County Support Program, with $750,000 budgeted in 2019. The Port Commission will rely on public engagement before determining a policy directive on uses, guidelines, and timelines for the expenditures.

Other notable items include:

  • Funding the new customer service department at Sea-Tac Airport and spending $5 million airport wide on customer service programs.
  • A major investment to continue exploring Sustainable Aviation Fuels, funded for $5 million over the next five years and with $375,000 for 2019.

Here’s more info from the Port:

The Port of Seattle Commission today approved its 2019 budget and 2019-2023 capital investment plan or future budget blueprint. The five-year capital development plan outlines the Port’s blueprint to invest $348 million to maximize the economic and environmental vitality of Seattle’s working waterfront in the face of significant industry changes.

“Our aviation and maritime industries are among this region’s most recognizable and reliable sources of opportunity,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Courtney Gregoire. “This budget and five-year blueprint advances our region’s status as a premier global gateway and makes transformative infrastructure and environmental investments to attract future opportunities consistent with our region’s values.”

The 2019 budget continues major investments in facilities and customer service at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as well as investments in the maritime and economic development divisions. These initiatives are aimed at improving regional productivity, efficiency, community and environmental health, regional transportation, customer service and security, and long-term financial sustainability to fund future investment in our region.

The Port’s 2019 budget spends 51 percent of its $1.94 billion funds on capital expenditures and 23 percent of its budget on operating expenses. The 2019 budget includes $935 million in major capital development programs at the airport, such as the new North Satellite, International Arrivals facility, and high-speed baggage program.

This is the first budget proposed by Stephen P. Metruck, who joined the Port as Executive Director in February 2018. “This forward-looking budget and five-year plan directly responds to our region’s travel, trade, and logistics needs. We prioritized efficient facilities, environmental investments, and resources to strengthen customer service and community engagement,” said Executive Director Metruck.

Duwamish Alive at T-107, 21 April 2018, where volunteers pick up trash along the shoreline, plant native species and pull invasive weeds.

In addition to approving the budget, Commissioners also directed the Port to fund three specific priorities:

  • South King County Support Program
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels and Air Emissions Program
  • Additional workforce development program

The South King County Support Program fund will provide support for Sea-Tac Airport area communities. The 2019-2023 budget blueprint allows up to $10 million for the South King County Support Program, with $750,000 budgeted in 2019. The Commission will rely on public engagement before determining a policy directive on uses, guidelines, and timelines for the expenditures.

“Sea-Tac Airport’s continued strong growth supports a robust regional economy and the thousands of jobs that depend on the airport. Our commitment is to airport growth that is well-managed, environmentally responsible and respects our neighboring communities, said Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck. “The Commission will dedicate more resources to build on our longstanding efforts to address airport noise and other projects that support environmental health and enhance sustainability.”

The Sustainable Aviation Fuels and Air Emissions Program fund will be used to address the development of sustainable aviation fuels at Sea-Tac and other efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. The 2019-2023 budget blueprint provides up to $5 million for the fund, with $375,000 budgeted in 2019.

“I look forward to furthering the Port’s work to reduce the air and water pollution impacting the environment and surrounding communities,” said Commissioner Fred Felleman. “Our major new environmental investments to further explore development of sustainable aviation fuels and significantly expand access to clean electrical power on the waterfront can help industries become allies in combatting climate change.”

A new workforce development pilot program will begin in 2019 to educate and assist workers and employers at Sea-Tac airport on labor and employment matters. The pilot program will help airport workers understand their benefits, and help answer questions that arise when benefits and rights unique to the City of SeaTac differ from state statute. The pilot project is funded for up to $531,000 in 2019 and 2020.

The Port also continues its significant efforts in workforce development for youth and adults, spending $3.6 million in 2019 on workforce development programs. “Preparing young people for careers in port industries benefits our entire region. The Port will expand its partnerships with industry, local schools and colleges to expose young people to these rewarding opportunities and create pathways to training,” said Commissioner Ryan Calkins.

2019-2023 Budget Blueprint
The 2019-2023 budget blueprint advances more than 20 key maritime and economic development projects to maintain Port assets, advance maritime industries, and invest in communities and the environment between 2019-2023.

Highlights of projects in the $348 million five-year budget blueprint include:

  • $100 million for a new cruise berth (assumes 50 percent tenant cost share)
  • $39 million for development of Terminal 91 uplands
  • $35 million for berth replacement at Terminal 91
  • $30 million for bringing electrical power to the waterfront
  • $23 million for Fishermen’s Terminal Gateway Building
  • $17 million for a Terminal 117 habitat restoration program

Through the Northwest Seaport Alliance, the Port will invest $340 million for the redevelopment of Terminal 5 to handle ultra-large container vessels. Under the plan, median household property tax payment to the Port would increase by $1.39, going from $68.80 per year in 2018 to $70.20 per year in 2019. In 2018, of the $5.6 billion that King County collected in property taxes, just 1.3 percent went to the Port of Seattle. The property tax levy made up less than five percent of the Port’s cash revenue in 2018.

The five-year budget blueprint allows the Port to plan its longer-term investments. Individual projects included in the five-year budget blueprint still receive further public discussion and require Commission authorization prior to construction.

2019 Budget Highlights
The 2019 budget advances Port of Seattle and community priorities by enhancing customer service, making travel and trade related services more efficient, expanding economic opportunity across the region, and benefitting community and environmental health. Highlights for the Port’s 2019 capital development and operating budgets include:

Enhance efficiency, safety, and customer service at Sea-Tac Airport.

  • The airport capital budget for 2019 is $935 million and the five-year capital improvement plan is $2.7 billion. Three major projects at the airport, the North Satellite modernization, new International Arrivals Facility program, and baggage handling optimization program reduce delays, provide more space, and services to travelers. These projects make up the majority of the 2019 investments.
  • Establish a new customer service department and program with a $5.2 million investment in programs and amenities
  • Enhance security with $3.2 million on additional firefighters and explosive detection K9 teams, equipment and safety programs

Benefit community and environmental health by improving air and water quality and reducing carbon emissions.

  • $30 million for waterfront electrification that would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waterfront equipment and cruise vessels at berth, improving air quality for maritime workers and residents.
  • $5 million for Sustainable Aviation Fuels and Air Emissions program for efforts to reduce air emissions in communities near the airport; and strategies and projects to reduce airport-related greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • $750,000 for next year for addressing airport noise, and other issues including environmental health and sustainability in South King County Communities, as part of a proposed five-year, $10 million program.
  • Almost $7 million to continue our commitment to environmental clean-up and other remediation in the Duwamish
  • Installation of solar power at the Port’s Pier 69 building, and $200,000 for construction of future phases of the Smith Cove habitat and carbon sequestration project
  • $500,000 for our ACE Fund that will continue small grants in near-airport communities and creates a Green Cities Partnership and an Urban Forest proposal.
  • More than $1 million for Energy and Sustainability partnering funds, environmental justice projects for near-Port communities, work on our Sustainable Aviation Fuels program, and continued work on an Energy and Sustainability Framework evaluation for Port projects.

Strengthen workforce programs to create pathways for maritime and aviation careers.

  • In 2019 we will invest almost $3 million in workforce development funding to support apprenticeship training and retention and support regional efforts to increase the number of women and minorities on our job sites.
  • We will continue our tremendous success with high school and college internship program with a $634,000 investment in our youth.
  • Implement the Port’s new Diversity in Contracting initiative through new capacity to increase the number of women and minorities that contract with the Port, on our way to tripling the number of woman and minority owned businesses that benefit from the Port’s investments.

Support regional strategies.

  • Continue building on our economic development investments with Burien and Des Moines to create hundreds of new jobs with the construction of light industrial and office buildings.
  • Maintain partnerships with local communities here and around the state to promote tourism and economic development and provide advertising space at the airport. Those grants total almost $2.5 million.

Leverage our current transportation system and industrial uses.

  • $11.7 million in regional transportation investments to improve efficiency and safety for freight and commuters, and a ten-year commitment on over $60 million.
  • 2019 funding highlights include:
  • Heavy Haul Corridor
    • Puget Sound Gateway
    • Safe and Swift Corridor