Sound Transit University Link
            Capitol Hill Station




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    Transit...
Forum Agenda

    6:00 pm Open House
    6:15 pm Presentation
            •   Capitol Hill Station/TOD intro
            •...
University Link
           • 3.15-mile extension of Initial
             Segment and Airport Link
              – Capitol ...
Capitol Hill Station
• Underground station
  with 3 entrances
• Construction staging
  area - station and
  tunnel excavat...
5
6
TOD Outreach Process
    • Sound Transit hosting quarterly community forums to
      gather public input on Capitol Hill S...
June Community Forum Recap


    • Housing and Retail
      – Small group discussions
    • Survey
    • Comments and surv...
Housing and Retail Survey




9
Tonight’s Program


     • Nagle Place Extension/Farmers Market
     • TOD Site Parking




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Nagle Extension
     • Provides station maintenance and operations access
     • Provides delivery vehicle and underground...
Broadway Farmers Market
• Sunday Market is popular with 6 years of continued growth
• Currently at temporary site; Market ...
Farmers Market
Sound Transit Staff Preliminary Conclusions
• Sound Transit supports use of Nagle Extension for long-
  ter...
Farmers Market Design Considerations
• Additional work to address Market and TOD requirements:
     – TOD parking garage a...
Nagle Extension – Other Design
               Considerations
• Use of street trees, other “Green Factor” elements
• Design...
Farmers Market – Next Steps

• Continue code/policy reviews
• Advance design of Nagle
  Extension to confirm access
  and ...
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Representatives
 • Chris Cassidy, NFMA Board President
 • John Howell – Cedar River G...
Questions? Comments?




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Parking at Capitol Hill TOD Sites
     • TOD sites - limited underground parking for site
       tenants and retail custom...
Parking Alternatives
     • Sound Transit looking to reduce total parking
       inventory on sites
     • Alternatives to...
Shared Parking
     • Depending on types of uses in developments,
       parking can be shared between users at different
...
Zip Car
     • Zip Cars shared between users
       for limited specific needs
       – Users no longer need personal
    ...
Resident Financial Incentives
     • Residential parking fees separate, not bundled
       in overall rents
     • Options...
Transit Information

     • Property managers provide location for transit info
       – Transit routes and information
  ...
Capitol Hill Station Bicycle Parking
• Bike parking needed for light rail users
     – Station west entrance to have appro...
TOD Bicycle Parking
     • TOD site bike parking:
        – Below-grade bike parking for tenants and/or public
        – S...
Questions? Comments?




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Next Steps

     • Next community forum - January 2010
       – Farmers Market update
       – Urban design, streetscape
 ...
How to Stay Informed


     • Sound Transit Capitol Hill TOD website
       www.soundtransit.org/CapitolHillTOD
     • Mon...
TOD Work Program Schedule




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Capitol Hill Transit Oriented Development Open House

  1. 1. Sound Transit University Link Capitol Hill Station N Transit-Oriented Development Community Forum October 27, 2009 1
  2. 2. Forum Agenda 6:00 pm Open House 6:15 pm Presentation • Capitol Hill Station/TOD intro • Nagle Extension/Farmers Market – Q & A, discussion • Parking – Q & A, discussion • Next Steps and How to Stay Informed 7:45 pm Return to Open House 2
  3. 3. University Link • 3.15-mile extension of Initial Segment and Airport Link – Capitol Hill Station – UW Station and crossover • Schedule – Design: completed early 2009 – Construction: 6.5 years – System testing: 6 months – Open for service: 2016 • Adds 70,000 daily riders, 114,000 riders systemwide 3
  4. 4. Capitol Hill Station • Underground station with 3 entrances • Construction staging area - station and tunnel excavation at site • Ridership: 14,000 daily boardings • Travel time: – 6 minutes to downtown Seattle (University St.) – 3 minutes to UW Station 4
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  7. 7. TOD Outreach Process • Sound Transit hosting quarterly community forums to gather public input on Capitol Hill Station TOD topics: March 2009 October 27, 2009 • TOD work program • Nagle Extension design • Community uses • Parking June 2009 Future Forums • Housing • Urban design & streetscape • Retail • Green building • Redevelopment vision 7
  8. 8. June Community Forum Recap • Housing and Retail – Small group discussions • Survey • Comments and survey results at www.soundtransit.org/CapitolHillTOD 8
  9. 9. Housing and Retail Survey 9
  10. 10. Tonight’s Program • Nagle Place Extension/Farmers Market • TOD Site Parking 10
  11. 11. Nagle Extension • Provides station maintenance and operations access • Provides delivery vehicle and underground parking access for TOD Site A Nagle Extension 11
  12. 12. Broadway Farmers Market • Sunday Market is popular with 6 years of continued growth • Currently at temporary site; Market is seeking permanent, long-term home • Market requested consideration of Nagle Extension for long- term use after station completed in 2016 • Community support for Market in TOD forums • Sound Transit staff have completed initial assessment of Market request 12
  13. 13. 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 13
  14. 14. Farmers Market Design Considerations • Additional work to address Market and TOD requirements: – TOD parking garage and delivery access and hours – Roadway width of 40-45’ for 2 rows of stalls and 20’ fire lane – Market space for 50 vendors NAGLE EXTENSION Potential Farmers Market Stalls 14
  15. 15. Nagle Extension – Other Design Considerations • Use of street trees, other “Green Factor” elements • Designate as private street to address security concerns • Sound Transit may design street; have developer(s) build it Nagle Extension 15
  16. 16. Farmers Market – Next Steps • Continue code/policy reviews • Advance design of Nagle Extension to confirm access and parking needs, refine Market configuration • ST Board update in January • Community update at January TOD forum 16
  17. 17. Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Representatives • Chris Cassidy, NFMA Board President • John Howell – Cedar River Group ST Board Central Link Oversight Committee Chair • Larry Phillips, King County Council 17
  18. 18. Questions? Comments? 18
  19. 19. Parking at Capitol Hill TOD Sites • TOD sites - limited underground parking for site tenants and retail customers • Parking amount & configuration determined through developer proposal and design process • No commuter parking at Capitol Hill Station • No commercial public parking at Station – Inconsistent with ST’s transit mission – Not financially feasible – Light rail reduces need for parking – Inconsistent with pedestrian environment – FTA funds not eligible for constructing commercial parking 19
  20. 20. Parking Alternatives • Sound Transit looking to reduce total parking inventory on sites • Alternatives to individual car parking – Increase access to and from neighborhood and Station – Still attractive to developers/lenders – Encourage sustainability • Sound Transit will encourage or require developers to provide alternatives to reduce car parking needs 20
  21. 21. Shared Parking • Depending on types of uses in developments, parking can be shared between users at different times of day 21
  22. 22. Zip Car • Zip Cars shared between users for limited specific needs – Users no longer need personal cars and associated parking – Users rely on transit, walking or bicycling other times Electric Car Charging Stations • Provides sustainable alternative to regular car parking 22
  23. 23. Resident Financial Incentives • Residential parking fees separate, not bundled in overall rents • Options for residents to forego parking space for transit pass discounts Shopper Incentives • Discounts from retailers for shoppers using transit 23
  24. 24. Transit Information • Property managers provide location for transit info – Transit routes and information – Ride-sharing opportunities – Bicycle services and facilities info 24
  25. 25. Capitol Hill Station Bicycle Parking • Bike parking needed for light rail users – Station west entrance to have approx. 50 rack spaces • Sound Transit considering additional bicycle parking to meet future station demand – ST creating Bicycle Parking and Access Plan 25
  26. 26. TOD Bicycle Parking • TOD site bike parking: – Below-grade bike parking for tenants and/or public – Street level bike parking for customers • ST may require developers to integrate add’l bike parking • ST/developers may seek bike parking grant opportunities or partnerships 26
  27. 27. Questions? Comments? 27
  28. 28. Next Steps • Next community forum - January 2010 – Farmers Market update – Urban design, streetscape – Green Building • Wrap-up forum – February (TBD) – Redevelopment vision synthesis – Moving forward 28
  29. 29. 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  TOD – Michelle Ginder, Project Development Coordinator, michelle.ginder@soundtransit.org  Construction – Rhonda Dixon, Community Outreach Coordinator, rhonda.dixon@soundtransit.org 29
  30. 30. TOD Work Program Schedule 30

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