Steps towards the town center vision
The Mt Baker Station Area has been the focus of several planning processes in the past 10 years in which the community has articulated a vision for a thriving, diverse, sustainable, and affordable town center.
Part of that vision is improved transportation safety and connections, which is our piece of the puzzle.
SDOT is currently working on 2 additional efforts that serve as steps toward the greater vision:
1. We’re partnering with King County Metro and Sound Transit to study the feasibility of potentially relocating the Metro Transit Center closer to the Mt Baker Light Rail station. We know from previous outreach this is a desired change, so now we're working on the technical details and opportunities internally. The early design for this relocation is funded and the final design and construction are currently unfunded.
2. We’re collaborating on a multiagency team focused on Mt Baker Station Area Planning to identify feasible and tangible actions that coordinate investments in a way that best meets the community’s vision. This process is being led by the Office of Planning and Community Development.