130th and 145th Station Area Planning

What's Happening Now?

Thanks to 90+ people who joined the September 28 Community Workshop at the North Seattle Church of the Nazarene. We especially appreciate those who gave up their whole Saturday morning, staying on for small group discussions and report outs. The conversations were thoughtful, respectful, rich and informative. Your input is so vital to the success of this process. Browse photos and displays from the September 28 Workshop here.

Other ways to stay connected:

What's Next?

  • City will continue to keep you informed via email
  • Sound Transit Board will make a decision re: construction of 130th St Station in 2020
  • City will publish a Workshop Report with results from September 28 and online workshops
  • City will use your feedback to develop a DRAFT Vision Statement and Phase 2 Schedule
  • City will hold a Community Open House in the first quarter of 2020

Over the next 13 years, faster and more frequent transit service is coming to North Seattle. The 130th & 145th Station Area Planning is an opportunity for the community to come together and create a vision for the area surrounding the future light rail stations.

The City of Seattle initiated this planning process to engage City departments, public agencies and the community to consider what changes this regional investment may bring and how it can benefit current and future residents, as well as those working and enjoying recreation in the area.

The term "station area" typically refers to the area around a station that is accessible within a ten-minute walk. On flat terrain, this roughly correlates to a half-mile walk. We will also study a larger area to understand how the new stations can be accessible by bus, bike, and cars.

Station area planning does not address the design, construction or operation of light rail alignments, stations or service. Learn more about Sound Transit's system expansion.

Project Goals

Working closely with the community, the City will draft and adopt a plan to implement the community vision.

  • Plan for future changes, services and other opportunities near the stations.
  • Design sidewalks, bikeways and street improvements to make it easy to walk or bike to the station.
  • Coordinate and prioritize City investments to achieve multiple benefits.
  • Improve the capacity of the neighborhood to advocate for community goals.

Get Involved

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  5. SHOW UP:
    Join us at a future workshop! Better yet, bring a group from your building or your block.
    If you can't make it to a meeting, let's talk online. Presentations, materials, and questions from every meeting will be posted on line waiting for your comments.
    Visit our new INTERACTIVE MAP to gather your ideas about specific locations.

Project Documents

Community Workshop (September 28, 2019)

Community Survey (March-June 2019)

Community Open House (March 13, 2019)


Project Timeline

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