Station area planning is the Citys complementary
activity to the design of the Monorail stations and guideway.
While the Seattle Monorail
Project (SMP) is responsible for the design of the stations
and guideway, the City
of Seattle is responsible for identifying needed actions
and investments in the area surrounding each station.
As community feedback is an important part of
station area planning, City planners have been meeting with
community groups and neighborhood associations over the past
few months to gather input on desired actions and investments
that would make the Monorail function and thrive throughout
the neighborhoods it will serve.
City staff will be holding a series of neighborhood
meetings in early December to present analysis to date of
each station area (view schedule),
focusing on issues of access to the station, the places created
around the station, and maintaining the character and vibrancy
of the neighborhood. The purpose of these meetings will be
to elicit feedback from the community and to identify constraints
and opportunities presented by the arrival of the Monorail.
In early 2004, City staff will hold another
round of community meetings to review and discuss different
community visions of the station areas, based in part on the
information gathered in the course of the December meetings.
Station Area Action Plans will be prepared and
presented to community groups for feedback in mid-2004, prior
to finalizing the plans in summer 2004. These action plans
will identify the communitys vision for each station
area and recommended policy and investment options to realize
the prioritized opportunities.
the Monorail" Workshop Schedule
You are invited to join us at the first in a series
of City and community group-sponsored station area planning
workshops on how best to integrate the monorail into Seattles
urban and neighborhood fabric. A schedule of upcoming "Integrating
the Monorail" workshops is listed below.
Queen Anne, Magnolia and Interbay Stations
6:00 - 8:30 PM | Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Seattle Center Shaw Room
Avalon, Morgan & West Seattle Junction Stations
6:00 - 8:30 PM | Wednesday, December 3, 2003
West Seattle High School
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Saturday, December 6, 2003
Ballard High School
12:00 - 2:00 PM | Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Seattle School District Headquarters
6:00 - 8:00 PM | Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Cooper School Auditorium
King Street and Yesler Stations
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Thursday, December 11, 2003
Klondike National Park
Downtown and Belltown Stations
Workshops for these stations will be conducted in January.
Dates and locations will be announced as soon as they become