Mount Baker Station TOD - East Portal Site

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Map of the TOD area around Mount Baker Station

Project facts

  • Location: Mount Baker Station, Seattle, WA

  • Site area: ±2 acres

  • Current use: Vacant

  • Status: Defining site goals

  • Development partner(s): None selected

About this project 

Sound Transit owns approximately two acres of land near the former University of Washington laundry site, west of the station. We used this property for construction staging while building light rail and recently used it for vehicle storage.

The site’s location, behind the UW laundry and without direct access to the station, made it hard to redevelop. That changed last June when UW transferred three parcels of land next to the station, including the former UW laundry site, to the City of Seattle. The City plans to develop these parcels for affordable housing, childcare, and an early education research facility. 

The City and Sound Transit worked 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.

The City of Seattle and Sound Transit are developing strategies for these properties that reflect community input.