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Getting Ready for Light Rail on Capitol Hill

SDOT, the Department of Planning and Development, and the Office of Housing are working to develop a Capitol Hill Urban Design Framework for the Sound Transit-owned parcels and streets surrounding the future Capitol Hill Link Light Rail Station. The purpose is to establish a shared vision for the area and make recommendations on issues such as urban design, the mix of land uses, the design of streets and public spaces, and sustainability.  

The city hosted three community workshops discussing the  vision and priorities for the neighborhood. SDOT made recommendations on topics such as parking (automobile and bicycle), placemaking, connectivity, the relationship between streets and buildings, and streetscape design for E Denny Way.

A draft of the report will be presented to the broader community to provide feedback in May 2011. A final report will be released by the end of summer 2011.