New affordable housing coming next door to Mount Baker Station
Sound Transit owns approximately two acres of land near the former University of Washington laundry site just to the west of the station. We used this property for construction staging while building light rail and have more recently used it for vehicle storage.
The site’s location, behind the UW laundry and without direct access to the station, made it a tough site for redevelopment. But that changed last June when UW transferred three parcels of land next to the station, including the former Laundry site itself, to the City of Seattle. The City is planning to develop these parcels for affordable housing, childcare, and an early education research facility.
The City and Sound Transit worked in partnership with a consultant team and community stakeholders to develop preferred site features and recommendations on how these two sites could look and feel. See a copy of the final report from that effort here.
Next, the City of Seattle and Sound Transit will each be working on development strategies for our properties that reflect community input.