To help achieve Northgate's neighborhood plan vision, we have created a draft Northgate Urban Design Framework (UDF). We're finalizing the UDF and expect it to be released in November or December of this year. The UDF includes advice and recommendations to help improve the design of buildings, public spaces, and amenities.
The UDF will guide our conversation with King County, Sound Transit, Puget Sound Regional Council, and the Northgate community to achieve Northgate's neighborhood plan vision, including a complete, connected community surrounding the Northgate light rail station. The next step will include coming up with a "Development Agreement" that will influence future development around the Northgate light rail station.
The UDF draft:
We are defining the most important priorities for improving Northgate to make it more healthy, livable, and aesthetically attractive. The UDF is also helping us to influence future building construction next to the light rail station that will start service in 2021. This area south of the mall will become a lively and expanded district for living, working, and entertainment, adding to Thornton Place.
The UDF's guidance will:
Northgate will become a healthier and more livable community.