Sound Transit is asking for public input via an online survey through December 21st regarding community priorities on future transit-oriented development near their emerging Lynnwood City Center Transit Light Rail Station. Once the light rail extension from Northgate to Lynnwood opens up in 2024, more than 2 acres of prime property, about the size of two football fields, will open up. The site is currently being use for light-rail construction staging as well as bus station parking.

The survey website is https://stl.mysocialpinpoint.com/lynnwood-tod/lynnwood-tod-welcome/ and also includes multiple language versions. This survey targets everyone but particularly people who live, work, and commute through Lynnwood’s city center.

Survey questions include how to best utilize this Lynnwood city center property located at 200th Street SW and 46th Ave. W, including housing, small and large stores, public spaces and recreation, child care, and more. Sound Transit Associate Project Manager Rebecca Brunn said, “We do have our eye on housing there.” The site is zoned for up to 14 stories and could accommodate several hundred apartments.

A summary of the survey responses will be shared during an online open house planned for the spring next year (2022). There will also be additional opportunities to provide feedback at that time. The information collected will help identify priorities for how the property will get developed once the new light rail station opens in 2024.

The Lynnwood extension of Sound Transit Light Rail line from Northgate is eight and a half miles in length, and topped the 50 percent completion mark last month. Service will be every 4 to 6 minutes during peak times and take only 28 minutes to reach the Westlake Station in downtown Seattle from the new Lynnwood station. Around 50,000 riders are expected to use this light rail line expansion by 2026.

The new adjoining parking garage will have 1,670 parking place stalls. For more information about the Lynnwood expansion, visit https://www.soundtransit.org/system-expansion/lynnwood-link-extension You can also watch the Lynnwood station construction live via a webcam at https://app.truelook.com/?u=sl1608132111#tl_live

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