Roosevelt, Seattle

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association

Sound Transit TOD

Transit oriented development around Roosevelt Station

Upon completion of construction staging for the Roosevelt Station, Sound Transit will have approximately 53,000 square feet of land adjacent to the station available for redevelopment as a transit-oriented development (TOD) project. Sound Transit will issue a request for proposals (RFP) in spring 2017 to evaluate potential TOD options and qualifications of proposing teams.
TOD usually involves a mix of housing and commercial uses that support the transit facility. Combining housing and commercial activity near the light rail station will make it easier for people to use transit, support local businesses and contribute to neighborhood growth.

The RNA and Sound Transit engaged in a series of workshops to solicit community input that will form the basis for the Development Request for Proposal” (RFP) that will be used to solicit development proposals. The community principles resulting from these workshops:
2017.02.28 – Roosevelt TOD Workshop 3 Statements

1. The project should create significant long-term affordable housing opportunities

2. The project should minimize its orientation to automobiles

3. The project should maximize its orientation to pedestrians

4. The project should incorporate active ground floor uses

5. The project should contribute to the identity of the local community and public realm

Thanks to:
Enterprise Community Partners – funding the RNA consultant team;
Heartland (Chris Fiori & Lanzi Li) – development & project consultation;
NW Studios (David Cutler & Aaron Young) – architectural/planning support
Sound Transit – partnering in the community outreach;
3 Square Blocks – facilitating the community meetings;
RNA – TOD working committee – for countless meetings & process input!

Urbanist article – March 10, 2017 on the TOD process and Stakeholder Priorities

Futurewise 2017 Livable Communities Award presented to the RNA for progressing thinking about TOD, affordable housing, and an inclusive community process in shaping the station’s planning. Futurewise

Public Meetings:
Roosevelt TOD Open House: January 12, 2017

Roosevelt TOD Open House Presentation

Video of the Jan 12, 2017 open house:

Roosevelt TOD Workshops: Calvary Christian Church, 68010 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
January 25, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
February 8, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
February 22, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Roosevelt TOD Open House: March 9, 2017 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Roosevelt Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Open House – Jan. 12th 5:30-8:30pm at Roosevelt High School commons, 1410 NE 66th St., Seattle, WA

Sound Transit and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association invite you to a community open house to discuss future development at the Roosevelt light rail station construction site.

As the Roosevelt Station takes shape, the area used for construction adjacent to the future Roosevelt Station will become available for Transit Oriented Development (TOD). TOD usually involves a mix of housing and commercial uses that support the transit facility.

Combining housing and commercial activity, clustered around, and adjacent to the transit station, will make it easier for people to get around via transit, support local businesses and contribute to neighborhood growth, making Roosevelt a better place to live, work and spend time.

Sound Transit and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association are eager to hear from you. This is meeting is an opportunity, to comment on the type of housing, community amenities, and urban design features to be included in the future development of the site

Join us to comment on:

· Affordable housing

· Community amenities

· Urban Design Features

To submit questions or comments to Sound Transit: or call 206-398-5300

TOD Workshops (open to the public) to be held at Calvary Christian Assembly, 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Ness Rm, scheduled for:

Wed. Jan 25th
Wed. Feb 8th
Wed. Feb 22nd

TOD Development & Affordable housing

We have submitted a grant to the Enterprise Foundation to assess and define an affordable housing program, community benefit, and design goals for the Sound Transit (ST) Transit-oriented development (TOD) site in Roosevelt, demonstrating a unified Roosevelt Neighborhood vision, incorporating community input, community benefit, and neighborhood design criteria, to be incorporated into the ST Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The study will define the affordable housing unit-mix (type & unit size) and proposed rental basis and long-term restrictions (%AMI), along with delineating the appropriate and related social services and community benefit. The funding is to be used to develop an economic funding model, a neighborhood public engagement process, a conceptual architectural design, and to assess the availability of funding for these goals. The study project is to be completed by March 2017.

Even if we are not successful in our grant application, we will be conducting outreach and solicit guidance in order to have some influence on this process.

We are proposing public outreach on this project, to start in early Jan. 2017; 3-4 public sessions will be needed to review project concepts and hear from the community on these issues. If you are interested in this project, get in touch and come to a Land Use meeting.