Light Rail Communities
News (updated August 21, 2020)
The Light Rail Communities Project team is continuing its multi-year public engagement process by taking outreach online in light of COVID-19 restrictions in the form of a virtual workshop. The planned extension of light rail into Snohomish County will bring change and growth, but also presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leverage a major transit investment to benefit our communities. Work on the urban core subarea plan is underway and covers a range of topics, including housing. The residential housing type workshop seeks input from communities near this area about where they see future housing types being located. Visit the workshop through September 25th to learn more and submit your ideas.
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Welcome to Snohomish County’s Light Rail Communities project webpage. Snohomish County is planning for the arrival of light rail to unincorporated Snohomish County expected to begin service in the mid-2030s.
To prepare for the arrival of light rail, Snohomish County is proactively planning to leverage major transit investments to benefit the surrounding communities. We want to engage with the people who live, work, do business or own property in these areas to consider what light rail could mean to their community and to plan for the future. This planning project is comprised of two components:
- Station Area Planning(2018-2019)
- Subarea Planning (2020-2024)
It is important to note that Snohomish County’s planning efforts do not include the design of the light rail stations, construction, mitigation, operation or maintenance of light rail; those are the responsibility of Sound Transit. Final decisions on the actual station location and alignment will be made by Sound Transit in 2025. However, we want to make an effort to ensure the voices of our communities are heard. Light rail service to between Lynnwood and Everett is scheduled to begin in 2036.
Project Documents and Other Resources
Public Meetings and Notices
August 21 - September 25 - Light Rail Communities Residential Housing Type Workshop
Frequently Asked Questions
Use this link to access frequently asked questions.
Project Contact Information
Snohomish County Planning and Development Services
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 604
Second Floor, Robert Drewel Building
Everett, WA 98201
Snohomish County Public Works
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 607
Robert Drewel Building
Everett, WA 98201
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