Last updated January 18, 2019 

Upcoming Open House 2 - April 2, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the study team will be conducting a second open house. Guests will be able to view and comment on preliminary corridor concepts.  The open house will be at City Hall from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

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.

For additional information, view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Next Steps

The team has been reviewing public and stakeholder input from the fall 2018 outreach events and is currently working through winter 2019 to develop several corridor options. At the second open house for this study which will be held on April 2, 2019, the community will be invited to review the options and compare them against each other in order to inform the development of the optimal concept for each segment of the Corridor. Ultimately, the team plans to go to Council with a preferred concept/vision for the 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy in fall 2019.

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.  

185th_Project_Area_Map 

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.