130th and 145th Station Area Planning

What's Happening Now?

The Draft One Seattle Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement are now available for your review and comment.

  • The Draft One Seattle Plan proposes a new Urban Center for the area surrounding the future 130th light rail station; and a new Neighborhood Center surrounding the Stride bus rapid transit station at NE 145th St and 15th Ave NE.
  • The Draft EIS studied three zoning alternatives for the new Urban Center and the new Neighborhood Center.

Comments received will be used to refine the One Seattle Plan and zoning proposal that will be sent to City Council for review and adoption in fall 2024.

We invite you to participate in in-person or virtual meetings. These will be opportunities to learn more about the Draft One Seattle Plan or the Draft EIS. More information about these events on our Engagement Hub.

  • Draft One Seattle Plan Open Houses (7 in-person and 1 virtual) including an open house at Nathan Hale HS on March 26.
  • Draft EIS information sessions (2 sessions) and public hearings (2 hearings). The online virtual information session on April 11 is specifically about the proposed 130th urban center and 145th neighborhood center.

What's Next?

Send us your feedback and comments on the Draft One Seattle Plan and Draft EIS by May 6, 2024.

Here’s how to provide your feedback on the Draft One Seattle Plan:

Here’s how to provide your feedback on the DEIS:

  • Submit DEIS comments online through the DEIS Story Map
  • Mail DEIS comments to: Jim Holmes, Office of Planning & Community Development, P.O. Box 94788, Seattle, WA, 98124-7088
  • Email DEIS comments to: PCD_CompPlan_EIS@seattle.gov
  • While written DEIS comments are preferred, comments can also be offered at virtual public hearings on April 17, 2024 at 10AM and April 22, 2024 at 6pm. Visit our One Seattle Plan project documents page for more information.

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)

One Seattle Plan

  • Early Outreach (2022)
  • Draft One Seattle released (March 5, 2024)
  • Final Plan sent to City Council (Fall 2024)
  • City Council reviews and adopts (Fall 2024)

Environmental Review

  • Scoping (Fall 2022)
  • Draft EIS Released (March 7, 2024)
  • Final EIS (Fall 2024)

Zoning Legislation

  • Legislation sent to City Council (Winter 2025)
  • City Council reviews and adopts (Spring 2025)

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.