King Street Station Leads the Way On LEED

 

SDOT’s $50 million phased renovation of King Street Station has been selected as one of the top projects in the country for its blending of historic preservation and green building elements – LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the King Street Station project as a case study to share with recipients of grants working on similar preservation projects around the country.  

One project that may emulate the successes of the King Street Station is MetroLINK in Moline, Illinois, a US Department of Transportation (DOT) grant recipient.  The case study will also be used for wider distribution through the US EPA and DOT communication offices, for the Federal Transportation Administration’s recent grantees that are working on transit station projects.   A copy of the SDOT project details has been on posted to both the EPA and USDOT websites, but you can view it on the King Street Station website: (http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/kingstreet.htm).  

In brief, the goals of King Street Station Project are to:  Restore the building’s historic character and grandeur; upgrade station facilities to meet present and future needs of rail and bus users; enhance passenger safety and security; promote sustainable design with a LEED Silver building certification; and support efforts to transform the station into a modern transit hub.