Rainier Beach Station Area
Urban Design Framework
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 future station area rezone.
The vision for the station area leverages the neighborhood’s location along a thriving industrial corridor to propose an employment-based zoning strategy that would support the creation of an innovation district adjacent to the station.
Our team worked with stakeholders to shape a vision for the station area that is truly “Made in Rainier Beach,” reflecting the community’s desire for context-specific development that would strengthen the identity of the community while providing increased opportunities for living and working within the neighborhood.