185th and 145th Street Light Rail Station Subarea Plans Shoreline, Washington

To provide greater access to the region’s transit system and create vibrant transit-oriented neighborhoods, subarea plans were designed that propose future development around two new light rail stations in Shoreline, Washington. The subarea planning processes for both station areas engaged stakeholders and the community in shaping the future plans for the neighborhoods.

Transit Oriented Development Plans that Maximize Land Use and Community Mobility

The plans focused on maximizing short and long-term land use opportunities presented by the light rail stations, including a mix of residential, employment, and commercial uses.  An emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle access between uses enhances development in the area while establishing a comfortable, attractive, and vibrant public realm. Creating effective transitions between the newly planning transit-oriented community and adjacent uses also maximizes opportunities for housing across a range of income levels and enhances the ridership base for the expanded transit system. In close coordination with Sound Transit, Otak completed the station subarea plans while also conducting analysis around an environmental impact statement, property values, fiscal conditions, and alternatives for an urban design that best suits the neighborhood in preparation of the station area plan.

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