Rail

Sound Transit breaks ground on Capitol Hill Station TOD

Posted on June 20, 2018

Rendering of the Capitol Hill Station Development, a transit-oriented, mixed-income and mixed-use development project that will surround the Capitol Hill light rail station when it opens in 2020. Image: Gerding Edlen
Rendering of the Capitol Hill Station Development, a transit-oriented, mixed-income and mixed-use development project that will surround the Capitol Hill light rail station when it opens in 2020. Image: Gerding Edlen

Sound Transit broke ground on its Capitol Hill Station Development, a transit-oriented, mixed-income and mixed-use development project that will surround the Capitol Hill light rail station when it opens in 2020.

The event marked the start of construction of a long-awaited transit-oriented development (TOD) project designed to transform the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Located atop the new Capitol Hill Light Rail Station, the four-building development will provide 428 apartments, 178 of which will be affordable, 210 underground parking spaces, a community room available for public use, and approximately 30,000 square feet of ground floor retail. A centerpiece public plaza will serve as the home of Capitol Hill Neighborhood Farmers Market and a venue for other community events.

Gerding Edlen was selected by Sound Transit as the Master Developer for all four sites through a competitive process. The Capitol Hill Station Development is a Federal Transit Administration joint development project.

In April, the Sound Transit Board adopted an updated policy for equitable transit oriented development (TOD). The policy guides the use of property that remains as surplus after voter-approved transit investments are complete for projects that provide housing for families of various sizes and income levels and increase access to social and economic opportunities. Consistent with regional growth plans, the updated policy focuses urban growth at transit centers and commits Sound Transit to work with local communities and stakeholders to develop projects on surplus property, while also encouraging TOD in nearby areas.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Amtrak, NJ Transit reach spending deal for infrastructure upgrades

Will reinvest all of the funds that came from this — and other — agreements into existing and future joint NEC infrastructure projects.

BYD signs contract to begin building cross-sea monorail in Brazil

The 12-mile seaside route will be partially built above the sea to connect Salvador’s central business district to São João Island.

European cities respond to growing demand for urban transport

In a relatively buoyant economy in much of the continent, improving urban transport and creating additional capacity has become a pressing concern over the last decade.

Streetcars not a guarantee to bolster economic development: Study

Factors such as a healthy real estate market, land availability, and development-supportive zoning also need to be present.

California's Governor calls for scaling down of high-speed rail project

The state’s high-speed rail authority will focus now on building only the Central Valley segment of the planned San Francisco to Los Angeles train.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation