Station Area Planning
East Main station area planning citizen advisory committee forming now!The city is forming a citizen advisory committee to help guide planning efforts for the area surrounding the future East Main light rail station. Residents, property owners and business representatives who live or work in the study area (shaded in purple on the map) are eligible to serve on this CAC.
The committee will work with city staff and the community to identify a list of opportunities and concerns that should be studied, as well as strategies to address them, for this station area plan. Although the full list of issues will be determined after input is collected from the CAC and the public, we anticipate the following significant items to be discussed:
At the end of a year-long process, the CAC will make recommendations to the City Council about which strategies in the plan to pursue. Those may include potential improvements for pedestrian access to the station, possible changes to access into and out of the neighborhoods to address the closure of SE 1st Place and SE 4th Street, and whether to change the zoning on properties east of 112th. The East Main Station Area Planning CAC will not be addressing the East Main station or the Sound Transit light rail system itself.
What is Station Area Planning?Sound Transit's East Link light rail line will include six stations in Bellevue. The city is preparing for the stations by planning changes in the areas around them, which could include better connections to the stations for pedestrians, cyclists and bus riders, as well as sidewalk and landscaping improvements.
Bellevue's station area planning is completely separate from Sound Transit's station design work. Each station area will go through its own planning process, which will include extensive public involvement tailored to fit the needs of each area. Neighbors of the stations will have an opportunity to consider what light rail could mean to their community. Give us input
Each community will have different issues. For example, while transit-oritented development is viable in the areas around four of the stations, there is no TOD potential west of the East Main station or anywhere around the South Bellevue station, due to well-established city policy preserving existing single-family neighborhoods. map
While each station is unique, issues common to all include:
Each plan will follow some basic steps (see below) and the public will be involved throughout the project.
For more information, please contact Kate March at email@example.com or 425-452-2055.
Note: Station area planning does not include the design of the station itself, construction, mitigation, operation or maintenance of light rail; those are the responsibility of Sound Transit.
450 110th Ave. N.E.
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Kate March