Tag: Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

SOUND TRANSIT LONG RANGE PLAN, BUDGET, AND SURPLUS PROPERTY

December 10th, 2013

The City Council has adopted a resolution providing our recommendations for issues to be considered in the Long Range Plan being developed by Sound Transit in preparation for a possible next ballot measure. The Sound Transit Board has approved a 2014 budget that continues our progress towards a great regional transit system. And the Board […]

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LYNNWOOD LINK EXTENSION PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE APPROVED

November 19th, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, the Sound Transit Capital Committee unanimously approved a revised Lynnwood Link Preferred Alternative that adds provisional stations at North 130th Street in Seattle and at 220th Street in Mountlake Terrace, with the full Board scheduled to ratify this on November 21. I introduced this proposal, which was developed with Everett Councilmember […]

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TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT IN SOUND TRANSIT FEDERAL WAY EXTENSION

November 5th, 2013

The Sound Transit Board has identified the light rail alignment and station alternatives to be studied in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the extension of light rail to Federal Way. The Board advanced two alternatives for the alignment, one following I-5 and one on SR99. A final alignment choice could also be a […]

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Sound Transit 2012 Accomplishments 2013 Plans

February 20th, 2013

Sound Transit has entered an extraordinarily busy time, with new light rail construction entering a whole new phase of activity. The connection from downtown to the University of Washington is moving towards completion; the extension to Northgate and Lynnwood is actively proceeding; light rail to Bellevue and Redmond is in design; and light rail south […]

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SOUND TRANSIT ADOPTS NEW TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT POLICY

January 3rd, 2013

On Thursday, December 20, the Sound Transit Board unanimously adopted a policy to focus and increase Sound Transit’s involvement in Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Policy guidance on TOD was a key topic of a Sound Transit Board retreat earlier this year. The new policy clarifies what Sound Transit can and will do to promote new […]

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PLANNING FOR SEATTLE’S EAST LINK STATION

July 11th, 2012

University Link is under construction between downtown and Husky Stadium.  The line from there to Northgate is going into final design and engineering.  And Seattle is also getting a new light rail station on the East Link between downtown and Redmond. East Link has already been approved by the Sound Transit Board, although there are […]

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MAKING THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT WORK

June 14th, 2012

The City is embarking on a three year program to support investment in the University District.  With construction of light rail from Husky Stadium to Northgate about to break ground, the U District is poised to take a major step forward as an Urban Center, and the City initiative is designed to help make that […]

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SOUND TRANSIT TOD AND PARKING POLICIES

May 24th, 2012

As I noted in an earlier post, the Sound Transit Board held a retreat in April, primarily to discuss parking policies and valuing transit oriented development (TOD).  My goal was to change Sound Transit’s perspective on these issues, and to get the Board to agree to revise long-standing policies that encouraged Sound Transit (ST) to […]

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UPDATING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

May 17th, 2012

On Monday, May 14, the Council adopted a resolution describing how we will carry out the second ever update of the Seattle Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan was first adopted in 1994, and then updated in 2004.  The next update is scheduled for 2015, and will respond to lots of changes in the City (for example, […]

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CHANGING SOUND TRANSIT POLICIES ON TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

March 13th, 2012

The Sound Transit Board will engage in a policy discussion about integrating and valuing transit oriented development (TOD) at a Board retreat scheduled for early April.  Sound Transit (ST) has focused on building and operating transit systems, and has been especially cautious to maintain this focus with strong financial oversight since the financial problems that […]

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