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Project update: Puyallup Station Parking and Access Improvements, 10/8/2018

Oct 8, 2018

Community input informs design for Puyallup Station parking garage

Sound Transit is building a new parking garage at Puyallup Station so that more people can conveniently access Sounder and enjoy a traffic-free commute.

Last month we asked for your input on the look and feel of the new garage and attached pedestrian bridge. Through an open house and an online survey, we heard from more than 170 people about preferred design elements. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Vision statement excerpt

A vision statement was crafted based on community input; read an excerpt below or the full statement and outreach summary online. The statement will be included in project requirements that guide the firm that will design and construct the garage.

The new Puyallup Station parking garage is envisioned to reflect a design that is both sustainable and timeless by incorporating materials and design features that are complementary to the existing context of nearby downtown Puyallup.

Surveys and in-person public feedback indicate that safety and security are a concern, and this garage should be well-lit with regular monitoring, adhere to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidelines, and provide good visibility into stairwells and elevators. The pedestrian experience should be enhanced with canopies along walkways, streetscape plants and greenery, and architectural lighting to create a welcoming environment for transit users and local pedestrians.

The pedestrian bridge over 5th Street Northwest is an opportunity to have a distinguishing feature in the guardrail screening or glazing that will be enjoyed by transit users crossing the bridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

We heard questions and comments from many of you on topics, such as safety at the new garage, history of this project, a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks, and more. Read more on our Frequently Asked Questions. To see displays from the open house, including a map of pedestrian and bicycle improvements, view the display boards.

What's next?

Sound Transit will hire a construction contractor in 2019, and construction is expected to begin in early 2020. The garage will open in 2021, and all other access improvements will be complete by 2023.