On Monday, April 16, at 6 p.m. the Shoreline City Council will hold an open house to receive public input on the framework policies regarding Light Rail, followed by a study session at their regular meeting on the same evening, with possible adoption on May 14.
This first step in the planning process is to develop of framework policies to guide the City’s future discussions and decisions regarding the planning and development of the areas surrounding light rail stations.
Sound Transit, in conjunction with the City, is in the planning and environmental review stage for the North Corridor light rail project, which will run north along I-5 from Northgate in Seattle to Lynnwood. Shoreline is likely to have two stations on this line at N 185th Street and either N 145th or N 155th Street.
Light rail stations often include the rail facility, parking facilities and improvements to connect buses, cars and pedestrians to the trains. Sound Transit will analyze the different alternatives in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) study. The study will be conducted throughout 2012 with completion in 2013. Construction is scheduled to begin in the North Corridor in 2017 with service opening in 2023.
The City’s framework policies will look within a ½ mile radius of the proposed stations as the areas to encourage development that supports the use of light rail, housing, services and employment to absorb Shoreline’s future growth. Using the framework policies, Shoreline’s station area planning will begin in 2013 with a robust public process to inform and receive your input on this important project.
The Council's regular meeting will commence at 7 p.m.
The following items are on the agenda: