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Snohomish County requests public input on potential light rail station locations

In preparation for the arrival of light rail, Snohomish County is kicking off a series of open houses, both in-person and online, for the public to engage in the Light Rail Communities project and to provide feedback.
Light rail station subarea planning map. Image courtesy of Snohomish County.

From a July 9, 2019, Snohomish County news release.

In preparation for the arrival of light rail, Snohomish County is kicking off a series of open houses, both in-person and online, for the public to engage in the Light Rail Communities project and to provide feedback.

The public is invited to learn more about the county’s light rail planning efforts for unincorporated areas near I-5 and 128th Street SE (Mariner), and I-5 and 164th Street SE (Ash Way).

The county has further narrowed down the three potential light rail station locations that were presented in November 2018, to two options for each station area.

“This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the county to leverage major transit and transportation investments to benefit the future of the surrounding communities in Southwest Snohomish County,” said Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive.

He went on to say, “We look forward to hearing from the public and learn which potential station locations they prefer as it will help us determine how we will plan for a transit-oriented developed community.”

At both the in-person and online open houses, participants will get to view the narrowed down potential station location concepts, including key features such as potential new roads, parking, parks or plazas, pedestrian and bike access, and more. In addition, public feedback will be collected through a survey.

We want to hear from you!

The same information will be available at the following online and in-person open houses:

Final decisions on the actual station location and alignment will be made by the Sound Transit Board. The county’s Light Rail Communities project will help inform a Subarea Plan, part of the county’s Growth Management Act Comprehensive Plan (GMACP), and future transportation planning.

The voter-approved Sound Transit 2 (ST2) and Sound Transit 3 (ST3) will extend light rail from Northgate to Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood and eventually onto Everett via Paine Field.

In the ST3 plan, two stations will be located in unincorporated Snohomish County at 164th Street SE (Ash Way) and 128th Street SE (Mariner) near their respective intersection with I-5.

ght rail station subarea planning map. Image courtesy of Snohomish County.

Light rail station subarea planning map. Image courtesy of Snohomish County.

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