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Project Update

The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are inviting the community to a combined, focused conversation on the Judkins Park Station area and coordinating City activities to make your neighborhood a better place for you. This project – the Judkins Park Station Area Study – places the new station at the center of the map for this planning effort, marrying neighborhoods that have been separated by I-90, topography, discontinuous streets, and uninviting paths to address land use and transportation together.

Take the survey: surveymonkey.com/r/JPplan
Please share widely with your friends and neighbors!

Join us for a conversation and workshop:
Wednesday, May 3
5-7:30 PM
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts St

Why Judkins Park?

With the Sound Transit Judkins Park light rail station set to open in 2023, a great transportation asset is coming to the neighborhood! Low-rise residential buildings are popping up, potential zoning updates through the Housing, Affordability, and Livability Agenda (HALA) are being discussed, and capital projects are being planned and constructed in the area. 

Existing mobility challenges include:

  • Limited number of crosswalks on Rainier Ave
  • Lack of adequate facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Narrow sidewalks adjacent to high-speed traffic that makes it especially difficult for those who are not fully mobile
  • Uncomfortable pedestrian crossings of I-90 on and off ramps on Rainier Ave
  • Unlit paths through adjacent park space
With all the change taking place in this area, this study, with the collaboration of the community, will identify the infrastructure needed to support active modes of transportation and the needs of the community in general.

Purpose of Study

This study will look at access to the light rail station as well as mobility within the Judkins Park neighborhood for residents, businesses and their customers.  It will also look at access for those who are moving through (transferring from one mode to another) or going to and from key institutions in the area such as the Lighthouse for the Blind and the Northwest African American Museum. 

Specifically, we will find out the community's transportation needs, develop concepts for transportation improvements, and generate initial cost estimates to ensure better access to the future station while addressing near-term improvement needs.

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Let's Collaborate

The project team attended the Rainier Valley Community Forum on March 7, which drew about 70 attendees including constituents brought in by the DON Community Liaisons. Attendees helped the project team identify community assets and transportation improvement ideas in the Judkins Park Station access area.

Read comments the City has received in the past from Judkins Park residents:
August 24, 2016 Find It, Fix It Community Walk – Judkins Park

Learn about efforts in the community to improve access to the future Judkins Park station:
Feet First’s Walk & Talk


Do you have transportation improvement ideas to improve access to the future Judkins Park Lightrail station and improve mobility within the station area? Let us know at #JPStationAccess.

Related Projects

Judkins Park Station Area Livability Study (coming soon)

23rd Avenue Corridor Improvement Project

Sound Transit – Judkins Park Station

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