Save Weyerhaeuser Campus in Federal Way is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) organization that is working toward a better future for the historic Weyerhaeuser corporate campus -- a 425-acre regional treasure of open spaces, trails and lakefront that have been used by the public for more than 40 years.
The campus is home to the headwaters of a sensitive salmon-bearing stream system, a historic building and landscape that are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the world-renowned Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and globally known Pacific Bonsai Museum.
So, it’s no surprise that we oppose the five massive warehouses proposed by the new owners of this property -- development totaling more than 2 million square feet of concrete and asphalt.
This development would mean the loss of nearly 100 acres of forest in a sensitive watershed. The daily traffic impact analyses of 800 semi-trucks and more than 4,000 passenger vehicles have raised concerns by our county and state transporation agencies. And our local tribes want further study of downstream impacts.
We advocate a brighter future for this special property: A vibrant place with creative development that respects the environment and builds on the legacy of the property rather than tearing it down -- a place where residents and visitors can live, work, learn and play.
Other agencies and organizations are joining our call for something better. Join us to make a difference.