Sound Transit to host open house on Sumner Sounder station improvements

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Public can review conceptual designs for proposed garage, surface lot, traffic, bike and pedestrian improvements

Sound Transit will hold an open house Wednesday, April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Midtown Station, 813 Academy Street. At the event, staff will share conceptual designs for a proposed garage, surface lot, and other non-motorized access improvements at the Sumner Sounder Station. The public will also have the chance to comment on the environmental analysis for the project.

A drop-in session is also scheduled for Thursday, April 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gordon Family YMCA, 16101 64th Street East.

People unable to attend the open house or drop-in session can visit an online open house and take a short survey at

In the 2008 Sound Transit 2 ballot measure, voters approved funding for improving commuter access to Sounder train stations. Station improvements being considered at Sumner include a parking garage with about 623 stalls, a net increase of 505 parking spaces, and enhanced connections for pedestrians and bicycle users.

The public can review and comment on the Mitigated Determination of Non-significance (MDNS) and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist at The comment period ends April 14.

The Sound Transit Board of Directors is scheduled to select the project to build this spring.