130th and 145th Station Area Planning

Online Community Conversations (Spring/Summer 2020)

Let's talk about affordable housing and what makes a neighborhood livable. This event is our fourth and final online community conversation. It includes a presentation and a survey to gather your feedback.

If you haven't participated in previous online community conversations, it's not too late - see the schedule below. Please encourage your neighbors to participate. Forward this email or a link to our website. We want to hear from as many people as possible. But don't delay- all community conversations will close on October 23.

June 2020: 

July 2020: 

August 2020: 

October 2020: 

NE 130th Street Infill Station Online open house now through Oct. 28

Sound Transit wants to hear from you! See station design updates, learn about the project timeline and share your thoughts now through October 28 at https://ne130thstation.participate.online.

Sound Transit will include station art from nationally known artists as well as emerging public artist. The open house includes survey to tell the artist about your neighborhood. The online open house is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Tagalog and Urdu.

Sound Transit is continuing to advance the design through 2021 and currently anticipate bringing the project to the Sound Transit Board in mid to late 2021 to decide whether to advance construction and opening of the station. If the Board advances the station, it could open anytime between 2025 and the original date of 2031.

Other ways to stay connected:

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

Key information that is available now:

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: 

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.
    Click on our Project Documents tab.
    Have an upcoming meeting for community event where we can share information? Email suggestions to Patrice.carroll@seattle.gov.
    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.
    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.
    Visit our new INTERACTIVE MAP to gather your ideas about specific locations.

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