Last updated June 3, 2019

Open House 2: Materials and Presentation

The April 2, 2019 public meeting was attended by approximately 80 residents who were able to view and provide feedback on various options for the 185th Corridor street sections and opportunities for future community gathering places. If you were unable to attend, the following materials and presentation from that evening are available below.

The team developed a set of draft value-based criteria to evaluate each option against the project goals and objectives. Each study option was evaluated with a simple scale of low to high to see how well it benefits pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, transit operators and riders, livability, and cost. A color-coded evaluation table is provided with each option that shows how it performs for different purposes. At this point in the process, no decisions have been made about which roadway cross section performs the best. Rather, the review and comparison of options will reveal opportunities, constraints, tradeoffs, and priorities.

For additional information, view Frequently Asked Questions (sección de preguntas frecuentes).

Next Steps

The team will review all feedback received at the end of the online survey (May 28, 2019). With this feedback and additional input gathered during other discussions with stakeholders, the team will assess what is important to the community and work toward a hybrid preferred option for each section of the corridor.

Staff plans to return to Council on July 15 with a summary of public and stakeholder feedback and a recommendation of a preferred corridor option that will then be refined over the summer of 2019.

Ultimately, the team plans to go to Council for adoption of a final concept/vision for the 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy in fall 2019.

Open House 1: Summary, Materials, and Presentation

In fall 2018, the City completed an initial outreach series to gather community and stakeholder input to help envision a corridor that will be safe for pedestrians and bicyclists; support bus and light rail transit service; address traffic flow; create gathering spaces; and encourage neighborhood businesses. A briefing of the events and input received can now be viewed in the Demographics Analysis & Outreach Summary.

The fall outreach events included walk and bike tours, community drop-ins, stakeholder meetings, and concluded with Open House 1 on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  Following are various materials and the presentation: 

For a different perspective, drone footage was taken of the 185th Corridor in part to understand how the corridor is currently used and to analyze some of its travel patterns. 

Changes to the 185th Street Corridor will happen incrementally over time. Currently, there is no designated funding for City capital improvements to the Corridor. However, the Corridor Strategy process will culminate in a plan that will guide how future public and private projects contribute to a cohesive corridor vision. Identifying possible small “quick win” projects and funding strategies will also be a part of this process.

Project Overview

The City has been preparing for many years for the scheduled opening of the light rail Shoreline North/185th Station in 2024. Between 2013 and 2015, the City engaged the community in the development of the 185th Street Station Subarea Plan.  In March 2015, Shoreline’s City Council approved zoning updates for the 185th Street Station Subarea.

Now, the City is undertaking the 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy (185th MCS) to engage the community in the creation of a vision for the 185th Street Corridor.


The 185th MCS will study a corridor from Fremont Avenue N in the Hillwood/Richmond Highlands neighborhoods, east across Aurora Avenue N to 10th Avenue NE, south along 10th Avenue NE to NE 180th Street, and east on NE 180th Street to 15th Avenue NE in North City. The “Z” shaped corridor connects the Aurora Corridor, the future Shoreline North/185th Station, and the North City neighborhood.

A variety of outreach events and activities will be used to engage and inform the community throughout the 185th MCS process.