130th and 145th Station Area Planning

What's Happening Now?

In these difficult times it's important that we continue to support and take care of each other. As the events of the past few months have unfolded, many have started to think differently about the future. It's not an easy time to talk about the possibilities new transit brings to your neighborhood, but there is much work to be done. We want to be ready as the Sound Transit board continues to make decisions about the future of light rail at 130th and 145th.

We recently concluded an online survey about our path forward. The Online Community Conversations about our Vision is now open. A new conversation will be added each month throughout the summer as illustrated in the schedule below.

We thank you for your willingness to have these online conversations about the future of the 130th and 145th Station Area.

Online Community Conversations (Spring/Summer 2020)

Key information that is available now:

June 2020: 

July 2020: 

  • Online Community Conversation: Mobility

August 2020: 

  • Zoning and Transit Oriented Development

September 2020: 

  • Affordable Housing and Livability

We know you are also interested in learning more about Sound Transit's work - design of the station building, operation of transit service, etc. Although we won't cover these topics, we will let you know when Sound Transit schedules community engagement events so you can learn more about their work.

Other ways to stay connected:

  • Read our 2019 reports and summaries in the Project Documents page
  • Sign up to receive email updates

What's Next?

  • We will continue to keep you informed by email
  • We will use your feedback to create a DRAFT Vision Statement
  • We will use decisions by the Sound Transit Board to develop a project schedule for the next phase
  • We will restart our community engagement when deemed safe

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.

Online Community Conversations (Spring/Summer 2020)

Key information that is available now:

June 2020: 

July 2020: 

  • Online Community Conversation: Mobility

August 2020: 

  • Zoning and Transit Oriented Development

September 2020: 

  • Affordable Housing and Livability

We know you are also interested in learning more about Sound Transit's work - design of the station building, operation of transit service, etc. Although we won't cover these topics, we will let you know when Sound Transit schedules community engagement events so you can learn more about their work.

Other Ways to Get Involved

  1. SIGN UP:
    Sign up to receive emails, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
  2. GET EDUCATED:
    Click on our Project Documents tab.
  3. INVITE US:
    Have an upcoming meeting for community event where we can share information? Email suggestions to Patrice.carroll@seattle.gov.
  4. BE SOCIAL:
    Share, post, or re-tweet news related to the 130th & 145th Station Area Planning to your social circle and network.
  5. SHOW UP:
    Join us at a future workshop (To Be Determined due to COVID19). Bring a group from your building or your block.
  6. TALK ABOUT IT:
    If you can't make it to a meeting, let's talk online. Presentations, materials, and questions from every meeting will be posted online waiting for your comments.
  7. VIEW OUR INTERACTIVE MAP:
    Visit our new INTERACTIVE MAP to gather your ideas about specific locations.

Project Documents

Community and Online Workshop (September 28 - November 16, 2019)

Community Survey (March-June 2019)

Community Open House (March 13, 2019)

Background

Project Timeline

Due to Covid-19, we are pausing community engagement for this project. We are working on online community engagement activities that you can participate in this year. Stay tuned.

A timeline graphic for 130th and 145th Station Area Planning