The Lynnwood Link light rail extension is expected to open in 2023. Big-box retail stores and parking lots currently occupy much of the station area around the Lynnwood Transit Center. These two types of land uses present themselves as prime redevelopment opportunities for transit-oriented development around the future Link station.
Feet First held a Walk & Talk event in early 2016 at this location. Beginning at the Verdant Health Commission building, the walk provided an opportunity to discuss various access points to the future station and other improvements to make the area more inviting and safe for people to walk.
- Provide seamless, safe, inviting, and universal access. This station requires better pedestrian connections between the station and nearby destinations. We’re excited for the connection to the nearby Interurban Trail, a new passageway underneath I-5 updated by Washington State Department of Transportation. This station also serves as a regional transfer point between Sound Transit, Community Transit, and other transportation options near the station.
- Support strong pedestrian-and transit-oriented development around the station. The new light rail station is a great opportunity to make this station a walkable urban village. We intend to focus on improving and creating pedestrian infrastructure and adjusting land use policies to increase density and to mix land uses in the station area.