County Looking For Public Input On Light Rail Stations South Of Everett

July 9, 2019


You can participate in an open house online by clicking this image.

No it is not going to be here for some time but planning is going on in earnest and Snohomish County wants your input now on potential locations for light rail stations. Here more from Snohomish County Public Works.

 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 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 St (Mariner) and I-5 and 164thSt (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. “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 both the online and in-person open houses.

·         Online open house: available until July 31 –

·         In-person open house: July 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Mariner High School, 200 120th St SW, Everett, WA 98204

·         In-person open house: July 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Oak Heights Elementary, 15500 18th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98087

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 St (Ash Way) and 128th St (Mariner) near their respective intersection with I-5.

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