Transit-oriented development

Boosting ridership and creating vibrant neighborhoods within walking distance to transit


Map of the Transit Oriented Development area near U District Station

Sound Transit owns a property at 1000 NE 45th Street in Seattle's U District, approximately two blocks from the U District Link station (opening in October 2021). At 18,000 square feet, the property is about the size of six tennis courts, and was used during construction of our light rail extension to Northgate. Located near the core of the U District, we plan to make this property available for transit-oriented development, which could include housing, retail, office, and/or community space.

We will be working through early 2024 to prepare for development on the property.

Share your ideas and feedback

Thank you for your participation in our survey, which closed on Nov. 28. In the meantime, you can view additional information about the project on our online open house:

Temporary use: Tiny home village

While we prepare for permanent development on the U District TOD site, Sound Transit leased the property to the City of Seattle at no cost for use as a temporary tiny house village. The lease has a term of one year with the option to be extended through 2024. The village provides 36 furnished residential units and houses up to 65 people experiencing homelessness. Rosie's Tiny Home Village is managed by the City of Seattle and operated by the Low Income Housing Institute. A community advisory committee will support the success of the village.