Featuring: Councilmember Lisa Herbold Councilmember Teresa MosquedaBill Rumpf, Mercy Housing Marijana Cvencek, Schemata Workshop Inc. Edward Butterfield, Sound Transit
Moderators: Bryce Yadon, Futurewise Matt Hutchins, Welcoming West Seattle
Once the light rail expansion is fully implemented through its third phase, the greater Seattle area will be a region transformed. The West Seattle and Ballard Light-rail Link Extensions will provide fast, reliable light rail connections to dense urban centers throughout the region. The influx of new transit infrastructure and new neighbors presents a rare opportunity to shape the future of Seattle and sets the stage for increased access to jobs, quality schools, and other community resources—while also helping to meet Seattle’s need for new affordable homes.
Panelists will have a robust conversation on the ins and outs of implementing TOD, and what it will mean for further development and housing affordability; diving into the advocacy action necessary to capitalize on TOD, and how neighbors can start efforts now to be well positioned as new stations open over the next two decades. Our moderators will be asking a set of questions collected from community members.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Doors 5:30 pm, discussion 6:00 pm.