130th and 145th Station Area Planning

What's Happening Now?

To provide better access to the future 130th light rail station (coming in 2026), Seattle Department of Transportation is making improvements along NE 130th St, Roosevelt Way NE, and NE 125th St between 1st Ave NE and Lake City Way NE. These improvements will make it easier and more comfortable for people walking, biking, rolling, and taking transit. Visit the NE 130th & NE 125th Mobility and Safety Project for more information.

Stay tuned for more information about future zoning changes in the station area in our Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft One Seattle Comprehensive Plan.

Ways to Stay Connected

What's Next?

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.

Current Engagement Opportunities

Past Engagement Opportunities

A community meeting on July 2022 gave an overview of the topics and draft alternatives and to answer questions about the 130th and 145th Station Area EIS.

Draft Station Area Plan (March 2021)

Online Community Conversations (Summer and Fall 2020)

Community Open House (March 2019)

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

Ongoing throughout this process: Surveys, meetings, open houses, community workshops, online community conversations.

Zoning Legislation (2024)

  • Legislation sent to City Council
  • City Council Review
  • Public Hearing
  • New Zoning adopted

Environmental Review (2022-2024)

  • Scoping (Fall 2022)
  • Draft EIS (Spring 2023)
  • Final EIS (Spring 2024)

Final Station Area Plan and Implementation (2021)

  • Final Station Area Plan
  • Early Actions

Draft Station Area Plan (2020)

  • Draft Station Area Plan
  • Multi-Modal Mobility Study Report

Options for the Future (September-December 2019)

  • Community Workshop Report
  • Community Conversations Summary (Vision, Mobility, Zoning and Transit Oriented Development, Housing and Livability)

Background (March-August 2019)

  • Background Report
  • Community Survey Results
  • Open House Summary

Planning and Community Development

Rico Quirindongo, Director
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94788, Seattle, WA, 98124-7088
Phone: (206) 386-1010

The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) develops policies and plans for an equitable and sustainable future. We partner with neighborhoods, businesses, agencies and others to bring about positive change and coordinate investments for our Seattle communities.