Mountlake Terrace, WA
Light Rail Expansion
The travel corridor between the City of Lynnwood and downtown Seattle is subject to heavy traffic, especially during peak commute times. To help alleviate gridlock, Sound Transit proposed extending light rail transit services from the Northgate Link Station to Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood from North Seattle.
During preliminary engineering and environmental analysis, HEWITT provided architecture and urban design services to help determine the preferred station locations and generate alternative station layouts and urban design diagrams along the 8.5 mile corridor extending north from Northgate Station to Lynnwood Transit Center to a preliminary design level.
Our effort involved station alternatives analysis and station area planning for four new light rail stations – Shoreline South/145th; Shoreline North/185th; Mountlake Terrace; and Lynnwood City Center, as well as two potential future stations at 130th and 220th. The Shoreline and Lynnwood stations also have additional parking spaces near the station head.
For the Lynnwood station, integration with the existing transit center is key, while keeping the guide infrastructure away from the neighborhood. For Mountlake Terrace station, the design straddles 236th Ave to activate future development to the south.