Transit-oriented development

Boosting ridership and creating vibrant neighborhoods within walking distance to transit

Kent/Des Moines

Federal Way Link Extension transit-oriented development map

Sound Transit is partnering with the City of Kent to create a vision for future development near the Kent/Des Moines Link light rail station, focused on the opportunities created through easy access to transit. The area around the station, which is scheduled to open in 2024, is also part of the City of Kent’s plans for the Midway neighborhood. Together we’re working to identify opportunities to bring jobs and workforce training to the area, in addition to housing affordable to people with a range of incomes.

We purchased land near the new station site to store equipment and mobile offices through the construction phase. After the station opens, we’ll make these properties (approximately four acres, or about the size of three football fields) available for transit-oriented development. TOD could include different types of housing, retail, restaurants, offices and community spaces to create a vibrant neighborhood that’s seamlessly connected to regional transit.

Share your ideas and feedback

Visit KentDesMoinesTOD.com to learn more about transit-oriented development near the Kent/Des Moines light rail station and take our survey now until May 31.

Sound Transit wants to learn more about the community's vision for TOD near the new station. We’re providing several opportunities for folks in the area and along the light rail extension to share ideas and reactions to potential uses for the land.

Community input informs our process to select a developer. Once Sound Transit selects that developer, we'll share additional opportunities for the public to engage.

There are two main feedback phases:

  • Phase 1: May 2021 survey to understand community priorities
  • Phase 2: Fall 2021 online open house to gather community opinions on potential uses

Visit KentDesMoinesTOD.com to learn more about transit-oriented development near the Kent/Des Moines light rail station and take our survey now until May 31.