Rainier Beach Urban Design Framework

Rainier Beach Urban Design Framework

Seattle, WA

Rainier Beach Urban Design Framework

Seattle, WA

VIA worked with the City of Seattle and community representatives to envision circulation and development scenarios for the Rainier Beach light rail station on Sound Transit’s Central Link line in support of a station area rezone.

 

Features:

  • Vision for station area that leverages neighborhood location along thriving industrial corridor to propose an employment-based zoning strategy that would support the creation of an innovation district adjacent to the station.
  • Intense stakeholder engagement to shape a vision for station area that is truly “Made in Rainier Beach,”
  • Reflects the community’s desire for context-specific development that would strengthen the identity of the community
  • Provides increased opportunities for living and working within the neighborhood.