Federal Way annexation of Lakeland South

Federal Way’s potential annexation of Lakeland South could provide an increased supply of homes.

The city of Federal Way’s potential annexation of the Lakeland South area includes more than half of Lake Killarney, Pond-A-Luce-A Stables; the Twin Cedar, Killarney Woods and Kloshe Illahee mobile home parks, Rainier View Elementary, Lakeland Elementary, Sequoyah Middle School, Fire Station 61, South King County Baseball Fields, Five Mile Lake and park, and Lake Geneva and park.

Annexation advocates say the owner of a $250,000 home would save about $150 annually in taxes.

A much larger area – which included the Lakeland South area – was proposed for annexation in 2007, but that effort was unsuccessful by a fairly wide margin. That 2007 proposal for the East Federal Way Proposed Annexation Area would have affected 20,000 people, compared to the 7,000 that live in the Lakeland South area that is the focus of the current annexation effort. King County supports the current effort which would require the approval of the city of Federal Way. Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell indicated his is open to the idea.