Sound Transit West Seattle & Ballard Link Extension Station Area Charrettes

Seattle, WA / 2019

Seva staff designed and wrote a series of charrette summary reports and documents to support comprehensive decision-making for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions.

The project studied the construction of high capacity transit within the City of Seattle from the vicinity of Alaskan Junction in West Seattle to Downtown and from Market Street in Ballard to Downtown. Phase I Alternatives Development included a series of interagency and key stakeholder charrettes focused on analyzing potential station locations in eight neighborhoods along the alignment. Seva staff worked with a core team of consultants and Sound Transit staff to strategically shape the charrette structure and create materials to guide and record discussions. For each charrette we recruited a broad group of stakeholders to explore opportunities and challenges associated with different station locations, which in turn informed the screening and refinement of alternatives. During each charrette, we facilitated and documented charrette team activities and recommendations. Following each event we produced a graphic report that included guiding principles, station option assessments, and conceptual station plans integrating multi-modal access and transit-oriented development opportunities. These reports formed the core of the Station Architecture and Urban Design Considerations Tech memo that guided detailed design work in future phases.

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