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Capitol Hill Light Rail TOD Forum 2/23/10

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    Capitol Hill Light Rail TOD Forum 2/23/10 Capitol Hill Light Rail TOD Forum 2/23/10 Presentation Transcript

    • Sound Transit University Link Capitol Hill Station Transit-Oriented Development Community Forum February 23, 2010 N
    • Forum Agenda
      • 6:00 pm Open House
      • 6:15 pm Presentation – Michelle Ginder, ST
      • - 2009 Outreach Summary
          • - Next Steps/Moving Forward
          • - Q & A
      • 7:15 pm Return to Open House
      • 3.15-mile extension of Initial Segment and Airport Link
        • Capitol Hill Station
        • UW Station
      • Schedule
        • Design: complete
        • Construction: 6.5 years
        • System testing: 6 months
        • Open for service: 2016
      • Adds 70,000 daily riders, 114,000 riders systemwide
      University Link
    • Capitol Hill Station
      • Underground station, 3 entrances
      • Construction staging area - station and tunnel excavation at site
      • Ridership: 20,000 daily boardings
      • Travel time:
        • 3 minutes to downtown Seattle (University St.)
        • 3 minutes to UW Station
    • Capitol Hill Transit Oriented Development Sites
    • TOD Outreach Process
      • Community Stakeholder Group
      • Sound Transit quarterly community forums:
        • March 25, 2009
          • TOD work program
          • Community uses
        • June 24, 2009
          • Housing
          • Retail
        • October 27, 2009
          • Nagle Extension design
          • Broadway Farmers Market
          • Parking
        • February 23, 2010
          • 2009 Outreach Summary
          • Moving Forward
    • Community Uses – March 2009 Forum
        • Understand community priorities for potential TOD community space
          • Broadway Farmers Market (Chris Curtis, NFMA)
          • Arts and Performance Space (Michael Siewerath, CODAC)
          • Community Meeting Space (Justin Carder, CH Community Council)
        • Acknowledge not all desired community uses can be accommodated in TOD sites
    • Community Uses
      • What Sound Transit heard:
      • Desire for more community space
      • How to balance community desires with ST financial/business limitations
      • Sound Transit should be bold and creative in requiring developers to create community space
    • Housing and Retail – June 2009 Forum
      • Understand community priorities
        • Speakers
          • Artist Live/Work Housing (Cathryn Vandenbrink, Artspace)
          • Senior Housing (Lua Pritchard, Korean Women’s Association)
          • Broadway Retail Study (Jack Hilovsky, CH Chamber)
          • Retail Opportunities (Richard Muhlebach, Retail Consultant)
          • Broadway Retail Developments (Jennifer Severson, Real Retail)
        • Small group discussions
      • Survey on housing and retail priorities
        • 93 responses
    • Housing
      • Forum and survey: broad mix of housing needed on Capitol Hill - mix of affordable and market rate housing will bring necessary balance of diversity and sustainability
    • Housing
      • What Sound Transit heard:
      • Need for some affordable housing, but also need for a mix of different types of housing
        • Mixed income levels in housing maintains diversity
        • Market rate housing helps keep neighborhood sustainable
        • Workforce housing needed to reduce commutes and allow people to live and work in their neighborhood
      • Broad range of opinions about definition of affordable housing
    • Retail
      • Forum and survey: Need for mix of local, independent and national anchor retailers that serve local neighborhood and residents but also attract regional shoppers to area
    • Retail
      • What Sound Transit heard:
      • People desire options not currently available including hardware/garden, bakeries/specialty food, home furnishings, etc.
      • Residents should be able to meet basic day to day retail needs in neighborhood
      • Restaurants, coffee shops and specialty foods creates buzz and brings people to Capitol Hill
    • Nagle Extension – October 2009 Forum
      • Provides station maintenance and operations access
      • Provides delivery vehicle and underground parking access for TOD Site A
      Nagle Extension
    • Nagle Extension
      • What Sound Transit heard:
      • Strong support for Farmers Market
      • Support for other community activities at Nagle Extension
      • Consideration of pedestrian/auto interaction
      • Consideration of building height
    • Farmers Market Sound Transit Staff Preliminary Conclusions
      • Sound Transit supports use of Nagle Extension for long-term Broadway Farmers Market home
        • Does not compromise station requirements or TOD project plans
        • Market’s requirements appear to be “doable” at minimal design or construction costs
        • Market would attract additional ridership to station
        • Market would increase appeal of adjacent TOD sites (retail and housing) and further activate area
        • Consistent with Sound Transit sustainability goals and supports Market’s sustainability mission
        • Strong public support
    • Parking at TOD Sites – October 2009 Forum
      • Sound Transit to limit total parking inventory
      • No commuter or commercial public parking
      • Limited underground parking for site tenants/customers
      • Parking amount & configuration determined through developer proposal and design process
      • Sound Transit to encourage/require alternatives to reduce car parking
        • Shared parking
        • Zip car
        • Shopper/resident financial incentives
        • Transit info
        • Bicycle parking
    • Parking
      • What Sound Transit heard:
      • Support for limited parking
      • Consider also: bike sharing, motorcycle parking
      • Unbundle parking costs from residential and merchant rental costs
      • More parking management needed on Capitol Hill for existing parking supply
      • Consider impact of parking on pedestrian environment
    • Chamber Stakeholder TOD Charrette
      • September 2009 - community design charrette on Capitol Hill TOD
        • CH Chamber consultant (Schemata Workshop and Makers)
      • Summary of Community Goals for TOD
        • Development projects of highest quality
        • Permanent home for Farmers Market
        • Affordable housing and business space
        • Cultural center and community spaces
        • A gateway and neighborhood wayfinding
        • Environmentally responsible building practices
        • Low ratio parking
    • CH Chamber Stakeholder TOD Report
      • Development Guidelines and Urban Design Recommendations Report
        • Influence ST TOD
        • Supplement and clarify existing land use plans
        • Guide future neighborhood planning efforts
    • What We Know
      • Summary Report
      • Community issues Sound Transit plans to implement/require in TOD:
        • Farmers Market
        • Limited parking
        • Some affordable housing
      • Selected developer plans will determine :
        • Actual retail and housing type and size
        • Potential for community space
        • Building design and construction elements
        • Other elements based on market at time of RFQ/RFP
    • Other ST TOD projects
      • TOD at Federal Way Transit Center (Korean Women’s Association)
      • Firestone property at Mount Baker Light Rail Station
        • Evaluation criteria include:
          • Green building standards
          • Community meeting space
          • Bike parking, Zipcar
          • Reduced auto parking
      • Other Sound Transit TOD projects will bring experience helpful to future Capitol Hill TOD
    • Capitol Hill TOD Sites Next Steps (2010-2011)
      • Review CH Chamber TOD Recommendations Report
      • Continue internal technical review of TOD and design issues
      • Advance Nagle Extension design and Farmers Market concept
      • Meet with community stakeholders as needed
      • Address public policy review
        • Community/City actions regarding zoning, design guidelines, etc
    • RFQ/RFP Process (2012-2013)
      • Request for Qualifications / Request for Proposals
        • 2 stage process to select TOD developers
        • Results of community feedback provided to developers
        • ST will identify requirements and preferred design recommendations, with associated evaluation criteria
        • Developers required to pay fair market value but will be encouraged to think creatively to achieve goals
        • Details of RFQ/RFP to be determined
          • Phasing strategy
          • Number of RFPs
    • TOD Site Development (2014 – 2016+)
      • Developer community design review process
      • Permitting
      • Construction
      • First TOD open at or after station opening in 2016
    • How to Stay Informed
      • Sound Transit Capitol Hill TOD website
      • www.soundtransit.org/CapitolHillTOD
      • Monthly electronic newsletters www.soundtransit.org/subscribe
      • ST project and outreach staff contacts
        • Capitol Hill Station/TOD lead - Michelle Ginder, [email_address]
        • Construction – Rhonda Dixon, Community Outreach Coordinator, [email_address]
    • Questions? Comments?
    • TOD Work Program Schedule