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Henderson

View of the Henderson station area looking east along S. Henderson St. at MLK Jr. Way S.The vision of the Rainier Beach community is to create an "enjoyable, affordable, and prosperous community," while sustaining the community's diversity and natural beauty (Rainier Beach 2014 Neighborhood Plan). Central to realizing this vision will be sensitive and thoughtful development of the Henderson light rail station and the area around it. The Henderson station area, and in particular South Henderson St., are identified in the community's neighborhood plan as a focal point for housing and economic development, with safe and easy pedestrian, bicycle, bus, and light rail access. As a gateway to both Seattle and the Rainier Beach neighborhood, the station will visually welcome light rail passengers to the city and the community.

View the full Henderson Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

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Station Area Planning Work for Henderson

Zoning Changes & Station Area Overlay District (SAOD) Ordinance
Land Use Legislation for Henderson
Explanation of Zoning in Southeast Seattle
Henderson Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
Henderson Streetscape Description
2000 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 1
2000 Rainer Valley Heritage Festival Board 2
1999 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 1
1999 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 2
Southeast Newsletter - February 2000
Henderson SAP Atlas Page
Othello & Henderson Station Area Profiles
Market Analysis of Southeast Corridor


Othello

View of the Othello station area looking north along MLK Jr. Way S at Othello StreetIn its neighborhood plan, the MLK@Holly neighborhood pledges to "build and maintain a healthy, safe and sustainable community." Specifically, the community wishes to encourage open space, affordable housing, commerical development, educational and social resources, and a safe environment, while preserving the surrounding single family neighborhoods. The light rail station, located north of South Othello St. along MLK Jr Way, will provide a focus for the commercial district and help to create a center for the community. The station will also be the front door to Seattle Housing Authority's NewHolly redevelopment project, which will provide new opportunities for homeowners and renters in an attractive walkable neighborhood with a thriving neighborhood commercial district that supports bus and light rail use. The increased commercial activity expected to result from the new light rail station will complement existing local businesses and services in the area around the station.

View the full Othello Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

Some of the files on this page are in PDF format. PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Download the free Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.

Station Area Planning Work for Othello

Zoning Changes & Station Area Overlay District (SAOD) Ordinance
Proposed Land Use Legislation for Othello
Explanation of Zoning in Southeast Seattle
Othello Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
Othello Town Center Report
2000 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 1
2000 Rainer Valley Heritage Festival Board 2
1999 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 1
1999 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 2
Southeast Newsletter - February 2000
Othello SAP Atlas Page
Othello & Henderson Station Area Profiles
Market Analysis of Southeast Corridor


Edmunds/Columbia City

View of the Edmunds station area looking north along MLK Jr. Way S at S Alaska StreetIn its neighborhood plan, the Columbia City/Hillman City/Genesee community envisions "interesting, attractive, and vibrant commercial areas linked through transit to other neighborhoods and employment centers within Seattle and the greater area, a community in which reinvestment and entrepreneurship are ongoing and apparent." The Edmunds station will be a gateway to Rainier Vista redevelopment and Columbia City, which remains the key shopping destination and cultural center for the community. The station will have small-scale, neighborhood-supporting retail and services nearby, and will help fullfill the neighborhood's desire for ongoing reinvestment and entrepreneurship.

View the full Edmunds Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

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Station Area Planning Work for Edmunds/Columbia City

Zoning Changes & Station Area Overlay District (SAOD) Ordinance for Edmunds
Proposed Land Use Legislation for Edmunds
Explanation of Zoning in Southeast Seattle
Edmunds/Columbia City Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
2000 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 1
2000 Rainer Valley Heritage Festival Board 2
1999 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 1
1999 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 2
Southeast Newsletter - February 2000
Edmunds SAP Atlas Page
Edmunds & Graham Station Area Profiles
Market Analysis of Southeast Corridor


McClellan

View of the McClellan station area looking south along Rainier Ave. at S Forest StreetThe North Rainier Valley Neighborhood envisions "an interweaving of people of various backgrounds who live and work in a culturally and economically diverse are" in its neighborhood plan. The business district will be strong, stimulating, and economically stable, while retailing the diversity and ethnic heritage that makes the Rainier Valley unique. This vision for a town center will be filled with the development of the McClellan station area. The station area will be a lively commercial, employment, and residential district, building on its existing commercial vitality and employment density. The station area will be the heart of the neighborhood, a place for people to work, live, gather, shop, and enjoy community life. It will be surrounded by safe and inviting residential neighbor-hoods that are affordable to a broad range of people. The McClellan station area will be the northern gate-way to the Rainier Valley on light rail.

View the full McClellan Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

Some of the files on this page are in PDF format. PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Download the free Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.

Station Area Planning Work for McClellan

Zoning Changes & Station Area Overlay District (SAOD) Ordinance for McClellan
Proposed Land Use Legislation for McClellan
Explanation of Zoning in Southeast Seattle
McClellan Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
McClellan Town Center Report
McClellan Town Center Flyer
McClellan Town Center Update
McClellan Town Center Model
2000 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 1
2000 Rainer Valley Heritage Festival Board 2
1999 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 1
1999 Rainier Valley Heritage Festival Board 2
Southeast Newsletter - February 2000
McClellan SAP Atlas Page
McClellan & Beacon Hill Station Area Profiles
Market Analysis of Southeast Corridor


Beacon Hill

View of the Beacon Hill station area looking northeast towards El Centro de La Raza at the intersection of Beacon Ave. S and S Forest StreetThe North Beacon Hill Neighborhood Plan describes "a well-defined urban village anchored by a new l ibrary and commercial/retail core accessed by eficient, pedestrian friendly public transportation." In support of this vision, the Beacon Hill light rail station will be located in the heart of the North Beacon Hill business district: a vibrant collection of local businesses in the center of a well-established residential neighborhood. The development of the light rail station and the and the surrounding area will strengthen the existing business district, create opportunities for new homes, and add open space and public art to the neighborhoood. The station entrances are envisioned as "signature buildings' that reflect Beacon Hill's community pride and cultural and ethnic diversity.

View the full Beacon Hill Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

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Station Area Planning Work for Beacon Hill

Zoning Changes & Station Area Overlay District (SAOD) Ordinance for Beacon Hill
Proposed Land Use Legislation for Beacon Hill
Explanation of Zoning in Southeast Seattle
Beacon Hill Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
Southeast Newsletter - February 2000
Beacon Hill SAP Atlas Page
McClellan & Beacon Hill Station Area Profiles


International District

View of the International District station area looking east along Jackson Street at 4th AvenueThe Chinatown/International District Neighborhood Plan has several objectives: "cutural and economic vitality, housing that is affordable and diverse, public spaces that are safe, dynamic, and pedestrian friendly, and better accessability to the neighborhood while encouraging less dependency on automobiles." Fast and reliable light rail service will strengthen the District's role as a social gathering place and cultural an shopping center for the many people who live in other neighborhood yet think of the District as an extension of their community.

View the full the International District Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

Some of the files on this page are in PDF format. PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Download the free Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.

Station Area Planning Work for the International District

International District Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
1999 Central Seattle Newsletter
2000 Central Seattle Newsletter
International District SAP Atlas Page
Seattle Center & International District Station Area Profiles


Pioneer Square

View of the Pioneer Square station area looking north along 2nd Avenue at Yesler WayPioneer Square is a vibrant residential, shopping, cultural, and government center characterized by its historic buildings and active street life. The neighborhood plan vision includes creating more housing, strengthening the community's economic base, and improving parking, transportation, infrastructure, and public safety. The plan developed a set of guiding principles that includes "provided excellent transit service to and from the area and clear pedestrian connections to facilities within the area." Light rail will make this vision a reality by giving residents and visitors a strong reason to leave their cars at home. They will be able to get the best access to the galleries, shops, and stadium events, while creating the least impact to the neighborhood streets.

View the full Pioneer Square recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

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Station Area Planning Work for Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
1999 Central Seattle Newsletter
2000 Central Seattle Newsletter
Downtown Station Area Planning Atlas Page 1
Downtown Station Area Planning Atlas Page 2
Downtown Station Area Planning Atlas Page 3
Downtown Station Area Profile


Westlake/Convention Place

Artist's sketch of the Terry Avenue Green Streets concept (courtesy Nakano Associates)Westlake Station lies within 1/4 mile of the active and rapidly growing Denny Triangle and Downtown Commercial Core neighborhoods. In their neighborhood plans, both communities envision increases in high density housing and office development balanced with the ammenities that make urban residential neighborhoods attractive. Parks, street trees, neighborhood-oriented businesses, and pedestrian-friendly green streets are ammenities included in the communities' visions. The street environment should be safe, inviting, and comfortable for pedestrians.

View the full Westlake/Convention Place recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

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Station Area Planning Work for Westlake/Convention Place

Westlake/Convention Place Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
1999 Central Seattle Newsletter
2000 Central Seattle Newsletter
Convention Place Station Flyer
Downtown Station Area Planning Atlas Page 1
Downtown Station Area Planning Atlas Page 2
Downtown Station Area Planning Atlas Page 3
Downtown Station Area Profile


First Hill

View of the First Hill station area looking northeast along Madison Street at SummitThe First Hill community established the following vision in their neighborhood plan: "In the future [First Hill will] be home to people with a full range of incomes, abilities, and interests; a regional center for the state-of-the-art health services, a dynamic neighborhood ready to meet the challenges of the future; a community that celebrates its rich history and cultural heritage; a premier city neighborhood as well as business and employment center with opportunities to grow." Fast, convenient, reliable, and safe public transportation is critical to First Hill's success as an urban center and key to the community's long-term vision. This vision includes a light rail station that strengthens the neighborhood business district, energizes Madison Street and adds to the livability of the area for residents and visitors. New development at the station and in the surrounding area will respect First Hill's history and character, and complement the historic buildings found through the neighborhood through design guidlines developed in partnership with the community, the City, and Sound Transit.

View the full First Hill Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

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Station Area Planning Work for First Hill

Zoning Changes & Station Area Overlay District (SAOD) Ordinance for First Hill
Proposed Land Use Legislation for First Hill
First Hill Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
First Hill Briefing Brochure
Capitol Hill & First Hill D&DWS Forum (Powerpoint Presentation)
Capitol Hill & First Hill D&DWS Report Out (Powerpoint Presentation)
1999 Central Seattle Newsletter
2000 Central Seattle Newsletter
First Hill SAP Atlas Page
Capitol Hill & First Hill Station Area Profiles


Capitol Hill

View of the Capitol Hill station area looking northwest along East Howell Street to the station on BroadwayCapitol Hill is a dynamic urban neighborhood, with a thriving commercial district along Broadway and the highest-density residential neighborhood in Washington State. The community's desire, as articulated in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Plan, is to maintain and enhance the best features of this vibrant and bustling neighborhood. This includes expanding the mix of businesses, adding new housing, and improving the environment for pedestrians. Several major public investments around the light rail station will support businesses and housing development, helping maintain Capitol Hill's economic and cultural vitality. The covering of Lincoln Resevoir will provide nearly eith additional acres of open space where residents and visitors can gather, play, and relax. Seattle Central Community College's expanded facilities will include a new library and a technology center for the students and community. Seattle Public Library's redevelopment will provide a new, larger library for the neighborhood. The light rail station will bring new customers and visitors to the business district and provide increased access to jobs for local residents.

View the full Capitol Hill Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

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Station Area Planning Work for Capitol Hill

Station Area Overlay District (SAOD) Ordinance for Capitol Hill
Proposed Land Use Legislation for Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill Zoning Analysis
Capitol Hill Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
1999 Central Seattle Newsletter
2000 Central Seattle Newsletter
Capitol Hill & First Hill D&DWS Forum (Powerpoint Presentation)
Capitol Hill & First Hill D&DWS Report Out (Powerpoint Presentation)
Capitol Hill SAP Atlas Page
Capitol Hill & First Hill Station Area Profiles


University District

View of the NE 43rd Street entrance area looking east along 43rd Street at University WayThe University District envisions, in its neighborhood plan, an inviting, and welcoming, people-oriented urban community that can meet the social, educational, residential, and commercial needs of a diverse array of people. A wide range of housing options is important to fulfilling this vision. The University community will be a hub of efficient, environmentally sound multi-modal transportation, serving the needs of residents, students, customers, and visitors. he community vision includes a stronger business district along University Way (the Ave), supported by the high qualitiy sidewalk improvements planned as part of the reconstruction of The Ave. Light rail will be a central component of the community's transportation hub. It will be coordinated with bus service and provide enhanced pedestrian and bicycle access. The station will also help knit together the commercial and residentail communities with the University of Washington.

View the full University District Concept-Level Recommendation.

View the text version of the recommendation.

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Station Area Planning Work for the University District

Zoning Changes & Station Area Overlay District (SAOD) Ordinance for the U-District
Proposed Land Use Legislation for the University District
University District Concept-Level SAP Recommendations (Resolution 30165)
1999 University Newsletter
2000 University Newsletter
Pacific SAP Atlas Page
NE 45th St SAP Atlas Page
Pacific & Broadway Station Area Profiles
NE45th & Campus Parkway Station Area Profiles


Roosevelt

Since 1998, the City's Station Area Planning staff have worked with Seattle's neighborhoods to develop conceptual visions and recommendations for station areas from Southeast Seattle to the University District. Now that Sound Transit is trying to reach Northgate in the first phase, the City is beginning this process for the Northgate and Roosevelt stations and setting the stage for Sound Transit's Station Design.

Roosevelt and Northgate Station Area Advisory Committees (SAACs) began meeting this past summer and will continue to work on station area planning issues through 2001. These groups meet regularly each month, and all meetings are open to the public. In addition, Sound Transit will be sponsoring open houses in 2001 to solicit input on station design issues.

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Station Area Planning Work for Roosevelt

2000 Northgate and Roosevelt Newsletter
Roosevelt Design & Development Work Session Report
Northgate & Roosevelt SAAC Recruiting Poster
Northgate & Roosevelt Station Area Profiles
Roosevelt SAP Atlas Page


Northgate

Since 1998, the City's Station Area Planning staff have worked with Seattle's neighborhoods to develop conceptual visions and recommendations for station areas from Southeast Seattle to the University District. Now that Sound Transit is trying to reach Northgate in the first phase, the City is beginning this process for the Northgate and Roosevelt stations and setting the stage for Sound Transit's Station Design.

Roosevelt and Northgate Station Area AdvisoryCommittees (SAACs) began meeting this past summer and will continue to work on station area planning issues through 2001. These groups meet regularly each month, and all meetings are open to the public. In addition, Sound Transit will be sponsoring open houses in 2001 to solicit input on station design issues.

Some of the files on this page are in PDF format. PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Download the free Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.

Station Area Planning Work for Northgate

2000 Northgate and Roosevelt Newsletter
Northgate Community Workshop Final Report
Northgate & Roosevelt SAAC Recruiting Poster
Northgate Interagency Coordination Presentation (Powerpoint Presentation)
Northgate SAP Atlas Page
Northgate & Roosevelt Station Area Profiles

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