Transit oriented development around Capitol Hill Station

Capitol Hill transit-oriented development public meeting, June 2, 2014

When the underground Capitol Hill light rail station is complete in 2016, the need for the construction sites will decrease, leaving five building sites above and around the station that will become available for transit-oriented development (TOD).

Sound Transit has been working collaboratively with the community and the City of Seattle since 2008 on a TOD work program to carefully consider the opportunities and constraints at work for the sites to be redeveloped following construction of the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station. Sound Transit and the City staff have negotiated a Development Agreement term sheet to provide land use guidance for future development of the sites. 

TOD usually involves a mix of housing and commercial uses that support the transit facility. When these neighborhood features are clustered around a transit station, they can help make it easier for people to get around via transit, support local businesses and make neighborhoods better places to live, work and spend time.

RFP for the Transit Oriented Development of the properties adjacent to the Capitol Hill light rail station (August 2014) 

RFQ for the Transit Oriented Development of the properties adjacent to the Capitol Hill light rail station (January 2014)

Development agreement (October 2013)
The development agreement, which contains the majority of code requirements for developing these properties, was approved by the Sound Transit Board and Seattle City Council in summer 2013. 

Sound Transit's Coordinated Development Plan (2013) - guidance for how developers could incorporate the Urban Design Framework concepts, City regulations and Sound Transit's considerations into Capitol Hill TOD development proposals.

Public meeting recap - Sept. 24, 2012

Capitol Hill TOD map

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