We're leading an effort with the Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Department of Transportation, Office of Housing, and Office of Economic Development to implement transit-oriented development (TOD) at existing and planned Light Rail Stations. TOD is a type of community development that includes a mixture of housing, office, retail, and other amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood and located within a half-mile of quality public transportation. TOD can accommodate future residential and employment growth, maximize transit ridership, and enhance public health through safer more walkable neighborhoods.
Our interdepartmental team is developing a strategy to focus the City’s efforts towards improving multi-modal (pedestrian, cycling, transit) access city-wide, as well as partnering with Sound Transit and King County METRO to identify development opportunities. At present, this work builds on the planning processes that the community and the City have completed at the Othello, Mt. Baker, Roosevelt, and Northgate station areas.
Implement the community's vision for station area development by: