Capitol Hill Station Sites Planning

A bicyclist rides in front of Capitol Hill's famous red wall.
We are partnering with the Capitol Hill community to influence and shape the redevelopment around Sound Transit's light rail station at Broadway and E. Denny Way.

What’s Happening Now?

The Sound Transit Board has begun negotiations with Portland-based Gerding Edlen to be the master developer for at the Capitol Hill light rail station.

The proposal for the site includes:

  • 418 apartments in four buildings with 38 percent of units to rent for less than market rate for 12 years and 86 units designated for permanent affordable housing
  • 34 percent of units with at least two bedrooms
  • All buildings built to a minimum of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards, with a goal of all buildings having net-zero energy consumption by 2030
  • A provision of a space and a long-term lease agreement with the Broadway Farmers Market
  • A community center and daycare on site with subsidized care available for low-income residents

Sound Transit and the City of Seattle established a formal Development Agreement outlining the priorities for the sites in 2013. The development will be subject to the city's design review process.

The Capitol Hill Station is part of the 3.1-mile University Link light rail extension that in early 2016 will provide service between downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.

For more information, visit Sound Transit's Capitol Hill Transit Oriented Development website.

Project Goals

Our goal is to achieve the community's vision for the future redevelopment of the five Capitol Hill station sites by:

The End Result

The redevelopment of the Capitol Hill light rail station sites will be a model of transit-oriented development and create a new civic heart for the Capitol Hill community.

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