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 sumneraccess.publicmeeting.info.

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 soundtransit.org/sumnerimprovements/sumner-environmental-checklist. The comment period ends April 14.

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